Christmas Giving That Counts!




Have you ever felt frustrated while thinking about Christmas shopping?

  • What can I possibly get for _____ that they'll even want or need?

  • I wonder if they're just going to return this.

  • I'm spending money on someone that already has more than they'll ever need!
Somehow, our Christmas spending can leave us feeling that we've missed the purpose God intended for our giving.

We have two wonderful opportunities for you to give this Christmas season in ways that truly will change the lives of the poorest people in Ethiopia.





First, YWAM Ethiopia has a brand new Gift Catalog for 2009-2010. We've created a very practical way for you to give - things like a goat, laying hens, school uniforms, shoes and even a donkey! There are gifts to fit every Christmas-giving budget - big or small. Click over to our website on the link above to find out how you can give in a way that changes the world for someone in Ethiopia!




Second, is Operation Giggle! Operation Giggle was created to provide Christmas gifts to orphaned children. We are now teamed up them to supply as many of our widows and children as possible with Christmas gifts! You can sponsor one child's Christmas for $25 or make a monetary donation to go toward food - such as meat, eggs and milk - for the children and elderly in our Widows and Orphans Home in Adama. Please visit the blog "Operation Giggle" to read more about this opportunity and to set up your gift by mid-November.

**Update: There are 16 days left to find someone to provide Christmas for 35 children in our orphanages and sponsorship program! Might you be one of the givers of a Christmas blessing?