In December of 2012, Samy and Ruth (YWAM missionaries serving in Debra Zeit, Ethiopia) began a project to give Christmas boxes to as many children as they could as a way to share God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus with them and their families.  That first year over 200 children received a box of joy, thanks in part to the generosity of many of you!

This year, over 300 children received a Christmas box in four different communities where Samy and Ruth are reaching out through serving and friendship evangelism.  With their families, the children came to Sunday School, participated in nativity dramas about Christ’s birth, sang in worship and heard a great message from the Word. 

Becky helps her mom, Ruth, put notes on each box.
Putting these together was a group effort!
Becky helps cook the eggs!
Each box contained toothpaste and toothbrush, soap, bath tissue, a cookie, a candy treat, a boiled egg, a pen, a small toy and a New Testament.
There was lots of excitement as the children lined up!

And a fun program for both kids and parents!

Children came to the front to receive their boxes…
The boxes were given with lots of love, in Jesus name!

Thanks to everyone who invested a little over $5 to give a child a Christmas box.  Receiving something of their very own made each child feel special and created an opportunity for their whole family to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.