Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas 2011

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. 
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. 
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. 
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. 
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. 
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” Dr Seuss

What does Christmas really mean? It certainly doesn't come from a store - although in many parts of the world today, you would think otherwise. In Thailand, the Christmas trees are already up in the stores. Dancing Santa Clauses with fake snow, reindeer and twinkling lights. Christmas really does mean so much more than all of that - and each year, we take the month of December to bring the real meaning of Christmas to people in Thailand.

This year we will be hosting a number of Christmas parties - in the Burmese community near to where we live, in the local prison - and possibly in a Karen village and a school. We also always help to facilitate many other Christmas parties run by other people and churches. This year will be the second year in a row that the churches in Ratchaburi will gather together to hold an evangelistic Christmas event in Ratchaburi town and we are excited to be a part of it.

Would you like to help us to give a special gift to a Burmese or Karen family this year? Would you like to help us to bring hope to one of the inmates in the local prison? We know that Christmas is so much more -will you help us to bring the message of light to those who are walking in the darkness?

Please pray for us this December. If you would like to make a donation towards any one of the Christmas parties, please contact us, or give online here.

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