|How do you find your families?
This year we had people nominate families that had been hit hard by the economy.
Do you know they are needy?
Why do the kids get so many gifts, isn’t this materialistic?
People have asked why we get all named-brand items and not just regular stuff, “If they are needy they would appreciate anything.” First the answer is yes, they would appreciate anything, but this is not an ordinary party. This is called “MIRACLE CHRISTmas” This is a miracle and free gifts; just like our gift of Jesus. Jesus was not an ordinary gift to us. God exceeded all our expectations with our gift ~Jesus!! Who would sacrifice their child for anyone? Not many of us. He sacrificed his one and only son for ALL OF US! This is an extraordinary party, JESUS’ PARTY. No strings attached. Most of these families have never been loved unconditionally or given anything without strings being attached. This may be the first time in their lives. These families are the poorest of poor w/very few things. We have had people who say it is too materialistic and yes, these families do get a lot of stuff, but they only get invited one year to come and for some this is the break they need in life. It is all focused around CHRIST – from the Bibles for each child, to the reading of Jesus’ Birth, to the lightening of “Jesus’ Birthday Cake”. We have prayed and fasted over this party every year and we feel this is what God is telling us to do. We know everyone will not agree w/how we do this party, but this is what we feel led to do and believe it is God’s calling. Every year he has provided for HIS party. We do not give them hand-me-down items at this party; we purchase them new items. We want them to know they are worth all of this and deserve all of this. They are God’s children also. As far as the character coats/boots, they have them at Burlington Coat Factory for $20.00 about the same that would be paid for any other coat, so my thinking why not get an extra special coat for an extra-special child! May God’s name be glorified, because all the glory goes to him every year, we are just his servants.
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