On behalf of the Christians in the Holy Land, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) extends a warm thanks to the many contributors who have responded to our Christmas Appeal!

On behalf of the Christians in the Holy Land, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) extends a warm thanks to the many contributors who have responded to our Christmas Appeal!

HCEF has provided funds to clergy in the Bethlehem area so that they will be able to give gifts to each of the children in their churches.  Thanks to your generosity, the 3,500 children living in and around Bethlehem will have a very special Christmas gift this year from their Christian family around the world!  These gifts were purchased locally and will send a powerful message of hope to the children of Bethlehem.  These children usually experience a Christmas like none other – pilgrims from all over the world coming to worship in the place where Jesus was born!  This year, the children live under a military curfew and are unable to attend school or visit their friends and relatives.  Receiving a gift from Christians outside Bethlehem is a sign of great hope for them that Christians everywhere know of their desperation and are holding them in their prayers.  Please continue to pray that these faithful Christians will be able to gather in their churches for worship on Christmas day!

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CHRISTMAS APPEAL STILL UNDERWAY
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The children in the Bethlehem area will receive gifts for Christmas.  Let us help these families and all of the Christian families in the Holy Land to know the support of their Christian family in the world.  Take this opportunity to donate to the HCEF Christmas Emergency Appeal that will be used for job creation in order to encourage and assist these Christians to remain in the Holy Land. 

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY to help these indigenous Christians may provide for their families with dignity during this time of curfews and spiraling unemployment.

You may make a donation on line by clicking on the link below,

http://www.hcef.org/holy/shop/index.cfm?order=xmasappeal

You may also send donations, or make donations by credit card or fax to:

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation – CHRISTMAS APPEAL
P.O.Box 6687 Silver Spring, MD 202906
Tel: (301) 951-9400; Fax (301) 951-9402; Toll Free (866) 871-4233

 


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May all the Christians around the world come closer to unity as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!   Please continue to pray for peace in the land of our Savior’s birth.   HCEF wishes you a blessed and holy Advent and Christmas.
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The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt, non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Christians in the Holy Land by developing bonds of solidarity with Christians in the United States.