The heart of Christmas is learning to reach
across the void to Love others.
We dream of a white Christmas.
They pray for rain to end their drought.
We look forward to Christmas vacation.
They pray for a miracle so they might attend school.
We search for the perfect Christmas sweater, dress or outfit.
They stand naked in the muddy water of a stream
washing the only shirt, pants or wrap they own.
We complain of workloads and seven-hour workdays.
They pray for jobs that provide more than $1/day.
We are impatient with long lines at the grocery store.
They pray their children will have something to eat today.
We drive to see Christmas lights and festive decorations.
They walk miles for water.
We look forward to presents under the Christmas tree.
They rest a moment in the shade of a tree.
We sing Silver Bells, Jingle Bells, and Frosty the Snowman.
They sing, “God is so good.”
We complain about the commercialization of Christmas.
They have never received a gift.
We have visions of eggnog, candy canes, stuffing, and turkey.
They pray for something, anything to eat.
On Christmas morning these past few years we woke up to “a little bit less” but “a whole lot more”. ACrossMission and its partners and donors awoke with joy in their hearts. Why? Because on Christmas, in an impoverished region of Tanzania, in over 40 communities more than 9,100 Christmas meals were being served! Poor and hungry people were serving and taking meals to poorer and hungrier people. For us, that morning, Christmas happened…and it was awesome.
Orphans, widows, those with leprosy, the elderly, sick and marginalized were acknowledged, fed and loved. Relationships were forged, communities grew together and were just a little bit stronger.
Help us reach our 2019 goal:
9,500 meals in 41 communities
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