Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas and Chicken

Rescued girl in one of our Children Home in India
Every year, as an organization, we try to do something special for the children living in our boys and girls homes across South Asia. Although school supplies, new clothes, and sweets are fun, delightful gifts to share with these boys and girls, the field leaders sensed it was time to take a different approach this holiday season.
Gifts are tangible expressions of love and joy – often meeting practical, emotional, and physical needs. And, this year, one of our senior leaders hatched a gift idea that would meet all three: chickens.
Initially, the idea of purchasing chickens as Christmas presents might seem a bid odd, but such a gift would assist the children in a variety of ways. In addition to serving as a pet for each boy or girl, the chicken would teach the children responsibility and resourcefulness. If the children care for the chickens properly, they will produce eggs--an essential source of nourishment and nutrients. Additional, the children will be able to sell eggs at local markets to start generating income for their future needs. 

For a mere ten dollars, you can provide two chickens, a feathered companion to a boy or girl in need. And amazingly, your gift has the propensity to multiply in its effectiveness. As each orphan cares for his or her chicken, they will see the direct impact of their diligence and care. They will grow strong, adding much-needed protein to their diets. They will grow independent, earning a fair price for the eggs they sell. And, in small, but powerful way, they will feel both provided and cared for.
Children in one of our Homes along Nepal

We humbly ask for you to participate this Christmas season in showing the love and provision of Christ through your gift this holiday season. I encourage you to join with me in giving, as we watch orphaned children experience the joy of having something to call their own.
Again, thank you for joining in taking the good news of Jesus to the children of South Asia.