Christmas Blessing 2018
"In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago."
Lyrics by Christina Rossetti
Whether it's in China or Ethiopia, Pakistan or Egypt, Christians around the world anticipate the wonder of the Christmas season. Celebrating the Messiah's birth takes on a whole new meaning for those living in a hostile or restricted nation. Imagine then their surprise to receive a gift from Christian brothers and sisters thousands of miles away -- a gift that blesses their children; their families; and, in some cases, even their communities.
The Christmas Blessing fund is designed specifically to be a means whereby Canadian Christians can express love and encouragement to their persecuted brothers and sisters. As gifts are typically given to family members and loved ones during the Christmas season, this fund provides a unique opportunity to remind persecuted Christians of the ultimate gift given by the Father: the gift of His one and only Son, Jesus Christ.
Preparations for this year's Christmas Blessing project are already well underway. Winterization kits are now being developed to provide much needed relief and encouragement to Christian families in Syria and Iraq. Please consider helping The Voice of the Martyrs Canada be agents of God's hope and joy for our persecuted brothers and sisters through Christmas Blessing 2018.