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    December 2010 Newsletter

    Christmas in Liberia

    The children enjoyed jollof rice, chicken and juice at their Christmas party. 

    December 2010 Newsletter

    As this reaches you, I pray that you are joyfully celebrating God's goodness in sending Jesus to offer us abundant life and true hope!

    Our brothers and sisters in Liberia are doing exactly that as they prepare to celebrate Christmas soon as well. Thanks to a few contributors, we were able to send funds for all of the kids to have a Christmas celebration before the school break began.

    On December 20th, the children at Daniel Hoover Children's Village and the Oscar and Viola School for the Deaf gathered at the larger mission school in Dixville, Liberia for a Christmas feast. Many of their families and guardians joined them as well as neighbors from the surrounding village. Together with the caretakers and teachers from both schools, their were close to 500 people who enjoyed celebrating God's goodness together.

    As you can see, it was a festive occasion with party hats and glasses and plenty of jollof rice and chicken. Thank you so very much to those of you who contributed to this... what a special blessing it was for the children and their communities. 

    After the party, the children who have relatives or guardians available to care for them during the holiday left to have a couple of weeks away from the mission schools before returning in January for the second semester of the year. The rest of the children will remain at the school with the director's family and a few caretakers.

    We want to ask you to continue to pray for the Lord to guide and direct the Liberian adoptions that are still unfinished. Though it was unexpected, there has been some progress made on them in the past several weeks, and we praise God for allowing it. Pray for the families and children involved, that they would trust only in the Lord, lean not on their own understanding, and have perfect peace in Christ.

    The children with their party hats and glasses waiting for their Christmas meal. 

     We want to remind those of you who sponsor a child at either Daniel Hoover Children's Village or the Oscar and Viola School for the Deaf, that the deadline for being able to send your child a package is coming up soon! As we live in the midst of plenty, it is easy to forget that children in Liberia, like so many around the world, have little to nothing at all. As we celebrate Christmas, it seems to be an excellent opportunity to show Jesus' love by pouring some of our time and resources into the children that need it most. Please consider writing to your sponsored child and sending pictures, hard candies, an outfit, school supplies, or other such things in a 9x12 manila envelope. These will be taken to Liberia in mid-January, and must be received by January 8th for packing purposes. The next chance to send them a package will be in late spring of 2011. Below, the guidelines for the packages are re-capped from a former newsletter.

    1. All items must fit into a 9 x 12 manila envelope, clearly marked on the outside with the child's full name. If they do not, we will not be able to send the package to the child or return it to the donor.
    2. Please do not send perishable food, chocolate, crayons (due to melting!) or toy weapons.
    3. Great ideas: letters, pictures, hard candies (lollipops are a favorite!), Slim Jims, notebooks, pencils and sharpeners, stickers, underwear, outfit (t-shirts and shorts for boys and sundresses for girls) balls, stuffed animal, hair accessories, and flip-flops.
    4. Your package needs to arrive no later than January 8th at the following address:
    Corrie Luebke, 16136 Xingu St. NE ~ Forest Lake, MN 55025

    Thank you for your heart for the children of Liberia!
    Merry, merry Christmas!

    Corrie Luebke
    Sponsorship Coordinator

    [Posted: 12/18/2010]

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