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New Life Church – Canton, PA

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When children at New Life Church in Canton, Pennsylvania, heard that children in Nicaragua had never owned a pair of shoes, they wanted to help. Soon, they began raising money to send to LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project – not just asking their parents for the money, but earning it or giving from their own piggy banks. They set a goal to raise enough money for 56 pairs of new shoes. Their teacher, Marilyn, said her students asked if their gift of shoes could help children Nicaragua, and we were happy to say yes. When the children completed their giving campaign for LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project their efforts helped send a total of 300 pairs of shoes – far beyond what they could have anticipated!

 

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Getwell Road United Methodist Church – Southaven, MS

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Pastor Bill Beavers

“Making ripples at the church’s water station” is not something you see or hear every day in America’s churches. Yet every time Getwell Road Church members poured water into six tall cylinders located throughout the church campus, they were “making ripples” and investing in the Mission: Water for LIFE outreach.

Each drop of water in the see-through tubes represented dollars raised to provide clean drinking water for thirsty families in Africa.

The congregation, led by Senior Pastor Bill Beavers, raised $40,000 to drill and equip eight water wells in Africa during their unique fundraising campaign.

Families at the Southaven, Mississippi church worked together – making donations or hosting bake sales and yard sales to raise funds for the project.

Getwell Road Church made ripples for God’s Kingdom – ripples that will last well beyond their lifetimes.

New Hope Alliance Church – Angier, NC

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Pastor Daniel Kirk said, “Once this was announced to the congregation and how this could impact families in a third-world country, the youth, and those young at heart, caught an excitement for this endeavor. In an effort to raise funds for (Water for LIFE), our congregation chose to build step stools. As we began moving forward with this project, God began to show himself in mighty ways. A lumber company donated 90% of the material which was a tremendous answer to prayer! As a result of the financial and PRAYER support, God has blessed us with a gift of $4920.45, which will completely cover one well.

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Who would have even dreamed that this little church in the middle of nowhere would even be able to raise this money?”

Wellington House of Prayer – Wellington, NSW Australia

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Ian and Angelia McAdam (Organizer)

Wanting to do something meaningful for Christmas this year, a group of people at Wellington decided to make a difference by helping put an end to child trafficking in the world,(Rescue LIFE).  Angelia said, “The idea of the Christmas tables came as a fun family event where people could come along and enjoy coffee and Christmas sweets. There are so many children that it can be overwhelming, but if we can help one child, that is one less.”

We have so much in this country and we have the ability to lift people’s spirits at Christmas time, through [Rescue LIFE]. – Angela McAdam

Gateway Community Church – Pooler, GA

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Pastors Matt and Lori Hearn  & Melissa Barech (Children’s Ministry Director)

The entire church got involved with Water for LIFE and raised enough for 3 wells! Melissa, the Children’s Ministry Director, gives several testimonies from their church starting with one little girl who gave up her ice cream money and she said, “When everyone is eating ice cream, she is praying.” There was another little girl who did some chores for her grandmother because she wanted to give the money for water wells. The grandmother told her to keep some money for yourself because she did such a great job. The little girl replied, “What can I buy that is more important than a child having clean water?”

Ohio Alliance Church – Stratford, NY

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Pastors Ken and Dawn Allen & April Comstock (Sunday School Teacher)

April said, “I heard about your outreach(Christmas Shoes)while watching James and Betty Robison’s television program(LIFE Today). I was interested in helping immediately and asked the Lord for guidance in how best to serve. I have a limited income and I felt the Lord telling me to start a fundraiser through my Sunday School Class and I decided to sell cookies.  Initially, I only had two students, but the very next week the class doubled. The word spread and people in the community who do not attend our church donated baking ingredients, and our men’s ministry had pledged to match our contribution also, making our donation $800.00.” April continued to say, “Also our Pastor’s wife Dawn Allen, puts on a Christmas pageant every year and this year’s theme(coincidentally)was about shoes for the needy. Amazing how God works sometimes. All gave up their Saturday to help in baking. We had a lot of fun. The children learned a lot and were truly blessed and not only enjoyed sneaking cookie dough, but also were sincerely excited to help other children in need.”

 

Thank you for all your organization does for those in need. I pray that your outreach continues to grow. Through God great things are possible. God Bless You! – April Comstock