Canadian airline WestJet headed to the Dominican Republic this year granting Christmas wishes for families living in poverty. Their video was very touching.
Being advocates for children in poverty – including children in the Dominican Republic — we can see the “back-story” of the men, women and children in this video, can’t we?
They represent the faces of our sponsored children and their families. And we know a fixed motor for a taxi driver means more than a wonderful Christmas gift. It means the man who received it can earn an income, and feed his family.
Every gift has a story attached to it. Why it was given. What the gift meant to the person who received it.
This Christmas, share a story on your blog – real or imagined — related to an item in our gift catalog.
Here’s a couple of examples for you,
- Tell your readers about your first Bible. Tie in the importance of a Bible to a child in poverty.
- Make up a silly story about the chicken who asked Jesus for a friend. Download this fun video of Ney feeding his chickens and include it in your post.
- Share about the birth of Christ. How a young mom and her little family relied on strangers for help. Relate this story to the needs of babies and moms around the world.
Don’t forget to link to the gift catalog from your Christmas story.