Christmas Gifts Program for the Holy Land Children
This is an annual program to provide modest gifts for the Holy Land Christian children throughout the Holy Land during the Christmas season. Receiving a gift from Christians outside the Holy Land is a sign of hope for these children who live in adversity caused by the occupation, violence and conflict. Children and their families from around the world can share in this project and truly unite in solidarity and prayer with their Christian family in the home of our Mother Church. Through the generosity of friends in Christ, these Holy Land children will be able to know the joy of Christmas.
All gifts are purchased locally from Christian artisans and merchants, thus helping to create jobs for Holy Land Christians.
Children of every Christian denomination receive gifts in celebration of their unity in Christ.
Jesus Loves the Children is an ideal project for church groups, schools, and individuals. Each $10 donation will ensure that a Christian child in the Holy Land will receive a gift at Christmas.
Churches or schools participating in the Child Sponsorship Program and Beacons of Hope program or churches engaged in Parish Partnerships may designate Christmas gifts for the children in their partnership schools.
Church school classes and parish groups can celebrate Christmas all year by designating their offerings or sponsoring a fund raising activity for the Jesus Loves the Children program.
HCEF will provide promotional material, including brochures and donation forms, and will help with program interpretation.
Join the Christmas Gifts Committee “Jesus Loves the Children” to be part of the Christmas spirit.
Journey to Bethlehem / Journey to Jerusalem
In conjunction with Jesus Loves the Children, HCEF began coordinating trips to bring Christian children from around the Holy Land to Bethlehem for Christmas and to Jerusalem for Easter. Most Christian children in the Holy Land cannot obtain permits to visit these sites even though they live nearby. They love the chance to meet other Christian kids from Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel and share in Christmas and Easter worship with them.
To join the Christmas Gifts Committee for Jesus Loves the Children, or to learn more about Jesus Loves the Children, Journey to Bethlehem, or Journey to Jerusalem and how you can participate in this special effort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us toll free 866.871.4233 (HCEF).