I don’t know about you, but I’ve got more than a few difficult to shop for people on my Christmas gift list. These are people whom I really want to give something as a token of my affection for them. Yet, I’m always left in a quandary as to what to get them because they either have just about everything I can think of to get them or they won’t give me a clue as to what they really want. It’s not a consumerism issue. It’s an issue of desiring to tangibly remind them that I appreciate them, remember them, and love them. It’s an issue of desiring to wish to remind them during the Christmas season of the greatest gift any of us could ever receive: Jesus.
I’ve found the best way to remedy this dilemma is by not just blessing them, but blessing others simultaneously.
World Help Gifts has given me such an excellent avenue of accomplishing this. Not only do I get to remind my friends and family that they are precious in Jesus’ site, but I also get to remind people all over the world that they are precious in His site.
I’ve already received my box full of delightfully packaged goodies from all over the globe that I ordered from World Help Gifts. I squealed when I opened the brown paper box packed with zig-zaggy red recycled paper strips packed around the nicely tissue wrapped gifts I ordered. It made me so happy to know that families in India, Columbia, and Rwanda will be blessed by the gifts my family will be blessed by. This helps to give the people who made them a sustainable income that will assist them in making sure their tangible needs like groceries, schooling, and housing are met.
Beyond that, I also gave a little money to help contribute to other projects World Help is doing globally. These include things like digital Bibles to distribute in the Middle East, chickens for impoverished communities, and books for school children. My plan is to print off a little description about each of these to pair with the hand-made gifts made by those making them for the World Help Gifts’ store so that each loved one of mine that receives these will open a box with a little chunk of hope for the world inside.
This is such a fantastic way to reach beyond your reach, friends! I hope you’ll consider thinking outside of the box store this holiday season and shopping for what I have decided to call “Red and Yellow, Black and White (Fri)day.” It’s a small way you can make a big impact in people’s lives. What a great way to shop for Jesus’ birthday.
Shop World Help Gifts today!
“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world!”
PS…Check out some of the awesome results World Help has seen from this initiative…
Proud, young Rwandan mothers with vocational degrees now finally able to provide their children with nutritious meals and school fees . . .
Victimized Nepali Christians singing powerful praise in the safety of their own church building . . .
Freckle-nosed Iraqi children eating a hot meal before receiving thick blankets to protect them from the cold desert night . . .
This is a great post. Well done! I love that World Help gives us the opportunity to give gifts that we know, when we buy them, they are making an impact around the world. I love the title of your blog, by the way. 🙂
Thanks so much, Michele-Lyn! I love this opportunity too! It sounds cliche, but World Help gifts really are gifts that keep on giving. I think it’s a wonderful way to be a good steward with the resources God has given us to participate in stuff like this.