Give a little and accomplish much through our 2016 Gift Catalog
Sometimes simple gifts have the biggest impact. It doesn’t take much to abundantly bless someone else in need. Through the following gift ideas—all under $15—you can make a difference that will last long after your Christmas wrapping paper is thrown away.
This season, we celebrate Jesus coming to earth as an infant, dependent on Mary and Joseph for his physical care. Mary undoubtedly nursed him to alleviate his hungry cries. But what if that had not been possible? For many babies around the world, severe malnutrition is a reality. For just $9, you can provide a week’s supply of special therapeutic food for a baby who is fighting for life.
Hunger doesn’t limit itself to infants. Many children around the world go without food on a regular basis. At schools in impoverished areas of the world, local Christians feed boys and girls a hot meal once a day through the partnership of people like you. For $7, you can give this simple but nourishing gift to a child for a whole week.
Have you seen the way a child’s face lights up over a ball? Many kids around the world can’t share that expression because they simply don’t have a ball with which to play. In countries where soccer is revered, not being able to take part in the sport is especially difficult. But in those same nations, Christians are using sports in evangelism. For just $8 you can provide a soccer ball or other athletic equipment to leaders who are using sports to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Do you remember how you first heard the Good News of Jesus Christ? When Samaritan’s Purse delivers Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need around the world, many are accompanied by a Gospel story booklet. This may be the first time the child hears about Jesus. Narrated by the Apostle John, the booklet contains 11 Scripture stories and invites boys and girls to trust in Christ. Printed in more than 70 languages, this tangible tool is shared with entire families and communities. For only $5, you can supply 30 of these booklets to point people to the greatest gift—Jesus!
This time of year, the temperature is dropping for many of us. It’s a good time to cozy up with a warm blanket. But many people around the world don’t have even this small comfort. Imagine how hard it is to sleep with no covering following a disaster that has destroyed your home. You can supply a blanket or other bedding to a child or a family for just $6.
They’re far more than cute! For impoverished families, chicks that grow up to lay eggs provide both desperately needed nutrition and income. For $14 you can provide a family with 12 chicks,, instruction on setting up a coop, and ongoing veterinary care.