I remember being asked by my church (Brightmoor Tabernacle in Southfield, MI) to help distribute Christmas presents to needy families. I recruited a couple of buddies to help me, and we visited some of the most desperate families I had ever seen.
That Christmas Eve changed my life. From that time on, I could care less if I ever received another Christmas gift. I am so blessed all the time, that my desire is to be a blessing to others.
Christmas should be more about giving than receiving.
We have a wonderful opportunity to put that in practice this year. Our church was made aware of a family in need right in our neighborhood. Don is a single father who has been out of work following some surgical procedures, and he has a beautiful 13-year-old daughter named Tina.
Like many teenage girls, Tina enjoys playing video games, going bowling, and playing with her friends. Her favorite colors are pink, purple, and blue. And Tina is autistic.
Bethel Assembly of God has adopted Tina for Christmas, and we’re going to make sure she knows how loved she is. Our children’s ministry, The Rock, is gathering toys and clothes for Tina for Christmas. Can you help us?
Tina likes arts and crafts projects (anything she can put together), dolls and doll clothes, and books. She also is in need of some clothing items. She wears girls shirts size 14/16, and girls pants size 14. Due to Tina’s skin sensitivity, she cannot wear jean material, or anything with buttons or zippers. Fleece or sweat material seems to work best for Tina.
If you are able to help Tina have a Merry Christmas, please bring unwrapped items to Bethel A/G by Sunday, December 21. We will be delivering all of the gifts to Tina on Christmas Eve.