22nd November 2018
Sometimes simple gifts have the biggest impact. It doesn’t take much to abundantly bless someone else in need. Through the following gift ideas—all under £20—these are gifts even your kids can help give to make a difference that will last long after your Christmas wrapping paper is thrown away.
This time of year, the temperature is dropping for many of us. It’s a good time to cosy up with a warm blanket. But many people around the world don’t have even this small comfort. Imagine how hard it is to sleep with no covering following a disaster that has destroyed your home. You can supply a blanket or other bedding to a child or a family for just £6.
Have you seen the way a child’s face lights up over a ball? Many kids around the world can’t share that expression because they simply don’t have a ball they can use to play football and other sports. In countries where football is revered, not being able to take part in the sport is especially difficult. But in those same nations, Christians are using sports in evangelism. Help your kids brighten the day of kids in other countries with these special gifts! For just £8 you can provide a football or other athletic equipment to leaders who are using sports to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Baby chicks will grow up to lay hundreds of eggs every month, providing desperately needed nutrition and income for poor families. And these are great gifts kids can join in giving to help meet the needs of families around the world. For £14 you can provide a family with 12 chicks, instruction on setting up a coop and ongoing veterinary care.
Having the message of the Gospel printed in their own language is a blessing many children around the world do not have. That’s why millions of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts are distributed by Samaritan’s Purse every year, accompanied by a colorful, child-friendly Gospel booklet that illustrates Christ’s life, death, burial and resurrection. This is a great opportunity to involve your kids in helping share God’s Word with the world! For many children, it is the first time they have heard the story of Jesus! For £5, we can bless 10 children with these evangelistic booklets.