Who’s ready for Christmas in August? Here at Childcare Worldwide, nothing we do is more important than making sure the kids in our program know about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and what it means for them personally. And that all starts with Christmas – the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
If you’ve been around this community for a while, you know that we celebrate Christmas with our kids through Love Pack parties. These special events help kids engage with the nativity story and include Christmas presents for each child from sponsors and donors. They’re also an amazing opportunity to share the love of Christ with kids in need! They are so important that we start planning for them early – yes, even as early as August.
Will you join us today in praying for this year’s Love Pack parties?
1. Last year’s events were very limited due to Covid, and we are hoping to make up for it this year! But in many areas, the coronavirus is still a significant obstacle. Peru and Uganda in particular are still in lockdown. Pray that we would be able to move forward with Christmas celebrations this year with no restrictions! We want to give every kid the opportunity to fully celebrate the good news of Jesus’ birth!
2. We are using a brand new Love Pack curriculum at our Life Centers this year! Instead of trying to fit everything into just one lesson, we have a whole series of lessons that we’ll use in the weeks leading up to the Love Pack party. Full of interactive elements to engage the kids and in-depth Biblical teaching to demonstrate how profoundly the world changed the day God became man, we can’t wait for the series to start! Pray that these new lessons would be an effective tool to share the good news, and that each Life Center teacher will be fully equipped to use them to their full potential.
3. Most of all, pray for kids’ hearts to be changed this Christmas. There is something special about Love Pack parties, and the combination of Christmas gifts with the story of Jesus’ birth. Over, and over we’ve seen kids choose to give their life to Christ through Love Pack events. We’re convinced that’s all due to the power of prayer! Sponsors pray for their kids as they send in Love Pack gifts; staff pray as they wrap each child’s present; teachers pray as they prepare lessons… and then God does great things at these parties! Join us in prayer, and we know this year will be no exception.
In order to reach all the children with a special, Jesus-focused Christmas party before Christmas we have to start early. Many kids disperse to visit family in far-flung locations over Christmas break, and will be out of town much of the month of December. And we have a lot of kids! As we begin planning, please keep Love Pack events in your prayers!
Childcare Worldwide is grateful to partner with generous people all over the world to help transform children’s lives. If you’re interested in helping children celebrate Jesus’ birth, give a Christmas Love Pack today.