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.
You Can Make a Difference
For over twenty years, my family has been ministering in Juarez, Mexico. 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, we decided to return to Juarez, Mexico for a big Christmas outreach. We are calling it: “Fiesta de la Navidad” (Christmas Celebration).
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
2. Join the Team
We still have room for six more team members. Can you do a drama, dance, sing, smile, or give away Christmas gifts? We need your help! If you can come, let me know.
Dates: December 27-28, 2012
Cost: $300 (plus your transportation to El Paso, Texas)
3. Give a Financial Gift
As always, your giving is what allows us to reach out to the lost. Please, click HERE to give a generous financial gift. Thank you! Your giving this month will allow us to bring Christmas to a poor child in Mexico.
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!