I purposely saved the huge box, wrapped in smiling Santa paper and a big shiny red bow, for last.
My tender young heart knew deep down inside that Santa would not disappoint me. As I ripped open the wrapping, as only a child can, I saw the picture and the glorious words...Easy Bake Oven!!
I knew Santa would come through. It was my long wished for and anticipated Christmas gift. Nothing could contain my excitement in the moment. I couldn't wait to get "baking"...
Many years have passed since I received that gift. It's long since gone the way of the trash heap (even though it's now considered a "vintage" toy and is a collector's item lol).
What about YOUR gift giving list? Are most of the gifts you'll be giving bound to wind up on the trash heap some day? Are you giving any gifts with eternal benefits? If not, here's your chance...
Nisha came to Redeemer Christian School five years ago. At the time, she was nine years old, and was cleaning houses in order to get food to survive. She is just one of many orphans and destitute children that Redeemer Christian Foundation serves.
Nisha's life has changed dramatically and her spirit has been transformed. Once unsure that there was a God who really cared about the awful conditions in which she lived, she now leads a children's weekly Bible study. She has been surrounded with the love of Jesus in Redeemer Christian School, which is nicknamed the "House of Hope". She knows her identity is found in Christ and she is assured of her salvation.
What an awesome gift to give a child?! Salvation, and the hope that an education affords. This is what YOU can give today...
This year, I invite you to join us in the gift of giving back. Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we celebrate Giving Tuesday - a day to extend kindness by sharing with those in need.
Your Giving Tuesday gift of kindness will ensure a future for children like Nisha. Please join me today in keeping these children in school and off the streets, sparing them from the entrapments of poverty, child labor, human trafficking, extremist recruitment, and more.
Are you ready to literally change the life of an impoverished child? Your donation will go directly to ensuring these children receive both the Word of God and an education.
As a special incentive, I am providing a FREE GIVEAWAY for those who donate because you read this blog post. You read that correctly.
TO ENTER: Go to our "Share Your First Fruits" Giving Tuesday donor page. PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT (all gifts matter) and NOTE IN THE COMMENTS THAT you gave because of "BEV'S BLOG".
All gifts with this special notation will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of:
DaySpring's latest book: "Women of Courage: a Forty-Day Devotional."
Lean into the strength of the Lord when your own strength is not enough. MSRP $16.99. B&H Publishing.
Here's the link to the GIVING PAGE:
Be sure to mention "Bev's Blog" in the Comment section when asked why you gave.
Prefer to write a check?? Fill out and send to: RCF, Inc., 103 Silver Lining Lane, Cary, NC 27513. Write "Bev's Blog" in the Memo line.
You'll automatically be entered to win. US and Canada only.
Drawing will take place on: December 5th.
Be sure to visit our website: www.redeemerinc.org
All gifts are tax deductible. We are a registered 501c3 with excellent standing.
Be blessed by giving the gift of eternal life this year....don't wait...give today!