Dear Family & Friends

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a truly meaningful Christmas season!

Before going any further, we have a HUGE favor to ask. Take 2 minutes and 38 seconds to watch this video.

If that didn’t move you, feel free to stop reading now.

For the rest of you “normal” people, we wanted to share how we have recently been rethinking the way we “do Christmas”. There have been a number of contributing factors that have gotten us to this place. One of them being the video you just watched. A second, and more significant, being Orphans of Teso (click here). 

We recently got involved with the work of Orphans of Teso, contributing our time and talents to help the work of Children’s Hope Chest at the Bukedea and Ogoloi CarePoints in war-torn Uganda. Although we haven’t been involved with Orphans of Teso for long, we have quickly realized how immense the needs are. Having said that, much to our surprise, we have seen some very tangible, very attainable ways in which we personally can help meet these needs. In other words, we feel very energized and motivated, not overwhelmed. That gets us to the point of this email.

This year instead of spending our entire Christmas budget buying friends and family members gifts of questionable value (e.g. that tie that gets put in the back of the closet on Christmas day and makes its first and only appearance years later atop the Salvation Army pile), or, even worse, simply exchanging gift cards, we are purchasing the gift of clean drinking water for orphans and at risk children in Africa.

Specifically, we are buying $25 “shares” in the Orphans of Teso Noel, No Well project (click here). Orphans of Teso needs about 200 of these $25 gifts (just over $5,000) to provide a well for clean drinking water for the children at the Bukedea CarePoint. And we are taking a step of faith and asking you, our family and friends, to consider joining us in giving a Christmas gift to Jesus this year!

Jesus told us in Matthew 25 that whenever we care for, clothe, or feed the least of his children, that we are doing so for Him. So, please join us this Christmas in giving to the least of these, God’s orphans in Uganda, and to Him… the “Christ” in Christmas.
Click this link and follow the instructions to give the gift of Noel, No WellFor the price of a DVD, Starbucks gift card, or Chia Pet, we ask you to join us in making a truly meaningful difference this Christmas!

Love

Aaron, Michelle, Michael, Roman and Baby Sage
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