November 29, 2016
Through One Less Gift, we spend less on ourselves at Christmas and more on those who are most in need. We intentionally choose to put Christ at the center of Christmas—celebrating His coming and pursuing His heart for the lost and the hurting.
We have seen firsthand what those gifts can do. When we dug wells in India, old men wept and thanked us for giving their wives and daughters their lives back because the long, exhausting, daily journey for water had finally ceased. When we were able to buy milk cows for 600 orphans, the children had access to good nutrition for the first time in their lives. And when we bought propane for a Joplin family, they enjoyed a warm house that winter.
Still not sure what we mean by "One Less Gift"? Watch our Children's Minister, Brian Sitton, explain it to our kids:
In our One Less Gift catalog you will find a wide variety of wish list items from our Community and Global Partners. We hope to fully fund each request through One Less Gift. As a sponsor, your contribution goes toward the One Less Gift fund. We distribute these financial gifts proportionately to each of our Community and Global Partners.
You can give at church on any Sunday between now and December 31, pay online (choose “One Less Gift” in the drop down menu at the top right), or bring a check to the church office (mention "One Less Gift" in the memo line).
Thanks for being a part of this amazing opportunity which will make a real difference this holiday season!