From Our President
Christmas is Harvest Time!
Dear Faithful Friends,
Our hearts ache as we witness horrendous acts of Biblical proportions in the Middle East.
Christmas is coming: a season of feasts, gifts and giving. But our Lord Jesus truly is the greatest gift, and Christmas to a native missionary means harvest time.
Perhaps you have seen what happens when a heart opens to receive the Lord. Peace moves in; a countenance changes. Bondages fall. Hope rises. Joy overcomes. A life is transformed.
He is the greatest gift and, for many, the only gift.
Destitute people all over the world are sitting in the dirt, waiting for the gospel. Godless souls bustle along busy streets, knowing there must be more to life. They may not realize what – or Whom – they’re missing. But when He comes to them, when they finally hear the gospel and encounter the Living Christ, their hearts fill with hope. Their countenance changes as they embrace a relationship with the King of Glory.
Hearts like those living in makeshift tents in northern Iraq, or the countries surrounding Syria. Hearts like those living in poverty, who walk for hours to find clean drinking water. Hearts like those building altars to a million gods who never answer, or those following rules for a religion they can’t get right, or hearts like the oppressed women behind veils who know no identity of their own. They long for freedom.
The gospel reaching them is what we live to see. And this is why He came.
It is no wonder our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
God loves to reach unreached people. He will return when every tribe hears the message of the cross, and has opportunity to believe and worship Him.
At Christian Aid Mission, we stand with indigenous ministries in more than 100 nations who are reaching the least reached peoples in the world. Because of people like you, who give to help native missionaries in impoverished areas, we assist more than 500 ministries sending tens of thousands of gospel workers to reach the unreached.
As you give, they go.
Christmas – the season of giving – ushers in a remarkable opportunity for the gospel message to go out. Ministries all over the world host gospel celebrations, outreaches and feasts for the unreached. Children come and
bring their families. They hear of the birth of Christ, and the cross that brings salvation. They enjoy a meal and even receive a gift.
They can’t believe someone would give them a gift. They can’t believe anyone would invite them to celebrations. Who is this Jesus? Who are these people who make Him known? Why do they love so much?
Christmas, in many countries, brings the biggest harvest of the year.
It is Christ’s love reaching through His people. As you give to native missionaries, you enable them to hold Christmas celebrations to bless their regions. Thousands come to Christ because of your offerings enabling them to do more.
Because of you, a child will receive a meal and gift.
Because of you, a refugee will receive a blanket or hot water bottle to keep them warm on winter nights.
Because of you, the Word of God in many dialects will reach the least reached people.
Thank you for your gifts. Help native missionaries bring in the harvest this Christmas. It will be a cornucopia of hope. As we sit at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, full of love and joy, we can pray for native missionaries hosting those who have no such hope.
Until now. Because you give. Thank you.
Until He comes,
P.S. It’s harvest time! Prayerline is packed with giving opportunities for Christmas. Help native missionaries reach out with the tangible love of Christ. How does a simple meal and gift at an outreach Christmas celebration bring someone to the Lord? It is His love meeting needs in their desperate lives. Keep praying and giving through Christian Aid to make a difference in the world.
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