What a year this has been! I never dreamed 2020 would be filled with so much upheaval. Yet in the midst of it all, God has stayed ever true. The same love He revealed through Christ’s birth so long ago has been in action every day, touching people around the globe.
Through our ongoing ministry, we realized once again that God had perfectly positioned our national workers to be ministers of hope to the multitudes who suffered job loss and ensuing hunger from the lockdowns that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus and its resulting crisis. We saw God’s children rally together to care for those on the brink of starvation. However, even now, months after the initial health crisis, millions of people desperately need help.
That is why this year, more than ever, the gifts in this catalog are so important. Some gifts protect families from illness; other gifts help propel people out of life-threatening destitution. Each gift represents God’s love toward the recipients and His offer of new life. I praise God that more than 262,500 families received gifts like these in 2019! And I look forward to the great things God will do through these gifts in the future, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
As you prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth, I encourage you to consider sharing a gift with a family in Asia. It could be the start of a whole new way of life for them—for now and for eternity! May God bless you with great peace and joy this Christmas season.
Yours for the people of Asia,