Back in mid-December we gave our blog readers and ministry partners an opportunity to be a part of a really exciting and meaningful expression of Christ’s love at Christmas:  giving gift boxes to children in a rural part of Ethiopia.

Samy and Ruth, originally from India, are YWAM missionaries who have established a work in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia where they do children’s ministry, pastoral care, prayer and personal outreach. 

For Christmas, with the help of many generous donors, they delivered gift boxes to children in four different rural locations where they will continue to share the Gospel.  Each box contained:  toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, bath tissue, spoon, cookie biscuits, candy treat, boiled egg, pen, small toy and a New Testament.


Abi helping fill the boxes!


Matthew 1:21 was printed on the top of each gift box: 
“She will give birth to a son and you are to give Him the name ‘Jesus’ because He will save people from their sins.”


Very special deliveries!


We can’t really imagine what a treat these boxes were to 200 children in and around DebraZeit. 

Thank you to all who donated so that children clear across the globe could be touched with the love and message of Christ at Christmas!