Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas in Mexico

The mother, her 6-year-old son, and her 10-year-old daughter grabbed my attention. They lived in a tiny shack made of wooden pallets and cardboard boxes. They were cold and hungry on the day before Christmas.

Right away, I handed the mother two sacks, one full of beans and another full of rice. We gave each member of the family a coat. I found a brown teddy bear with a red ribbon around his neck and handed it to the girl and then I gave a brand-new soccer ball to the boy. These toys were the only gifts they would receive that Christmas.

Before they went home, I gave each of them a bag filled with peanuts, candy, an orange and an apple.

I was only twelve years old at that time, but even as a child, I knew I was making a real difference in the life of that Mexican family.

You Can Make a Difference

For over twenty years, my family has been ministering in Juarez, Mexico. Every Christmas, we made it a family tradition to bring Christmas to the children of Mexico. Every year, I felt privileged to make a difference in the life of Mexican children.

Today, the need in Juarez is greater than ever before. Because of drug gangs, violence has hit an all time high in the city. CBS News recently reported that “Juarez has become the murder capital of the world.”

The need is great. So, I decided to return to Juarez, Mexico for our next big outreach. We are calling it: “Fiesta de la Navidad” (Christmas Celebration).

* This Christmas, we will take a message of hope to Ciudad Juarez.

* This Christmas, we will give away Christmas gifts to the poorest of the poor in Juarez.

* This Christmas, we need your help to do this outreach.

How Can You Help?

There are three things you can do to help us with this Mexico outreach.

1. Send Christmas Gifts

Can you send us a big box filled with stuffed animals, balls (soccer balls, tennis balls, basketballs, and volleyballs), and toys? Ask your church if you can put out a box in the church foyer to collect toys to send to Mexico.

Send the box via UPS to:

King Ministries Christmas Outreach

960 N Americas Ave

El Paso, TX 79907

Note: We need to receive your Christmas gifts before December 1st so that we have time to get them across the border into Mexico. The more you send, the more children we will be able to reach.

2. Join the Team

We need a team of 30 people to do this outreach. Can you do a drama, dance, sing, smile, or give away Christmas gifts? We need your help! We will be doing a big Christmas festival, visiting an orphanage, and helping local churches.

Dates: December 22-23, 2011

Cost: $250 (plus your transportation to El Paso, Texas)

Note: Each night we will be staying in a hotel on the American side of the border.

3. Send a Financial Gift

As always, your giving is what allows us to reach out to the lost. Please, tear off the coupon on the bottom of this page and send it back to us in the enclosed envelope along with your generous financial gift. Thank you! Your giving this month will allow us to bring Christmas to a poor child in Mexico. CLICK HERE TO GIVE NOW

Your missionaries,

Daniel & Jessica King

P.S. Please, help us give the children of Juarez, Mexico a happy Christmas. Can you send us toys to give away? Can you come help us minister? Can you send a generous financial gift to help us give Christmas to the children of Mexico? Thank you!