This is the question 3½ year old Eden, adopted from Ethiopia when she was 12 months old, asked her mom this year before Christmas. Melissa reminded her about ‘The Jesus Jar’ they use to collect money all year long for use in donating gifts from YWAM’s Gift Catalog. The Lemanskis have been doing this for the last three years – letting Corbin and Eden pick out gifts they want to give to people living a world away in Ethiopia to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Melissa did a great job telling about the fun each child had deciding what to give. Be sure to read Melissa’s blog and scroll down to read all three posts:
The Adoption Ministry staff had some very fun visitors last week, delivering their ‘Jesus Jar’ money with their Gift Catalog order! Thank you Nathan, Melissa, Corban, Eden and Grandma for blessing so many at Christmas!
Many of you do something very similar in your families, helping your children earn money and save in order to give to those who really need these gifts. (You can read about a few stories here: Real Heroes)
Christmas in Ethiopia is celebrated on January 7th so it’s not too late to give your kids the opportunity to give via the Gift Catalog! Our secure web ordering makes it easy to make a BIG difference in the lives of families, widows and orphans in Ethiopia.