ASSOCIATION OF MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCHES OF UKRAINE
The Gift of Hope
Where does joy begin?
Christmas is coming. This holiday is a special, joyful and wonderful time. It is on this holiday that we receive not only gifts that we have long dreamed of, but also the attention of loved ones, as well as the hope that the future will certainly be brighter and more beautiful than the present. “Give Hope” has become a ministry through which the church can relieve the pain and wounds of society, ministering to children who, for various reasons, are without a family, suffered as a result of war or are in difficult circumstances.
The Gift of Hope Christmas project, as a model of ministry to children and teenagers, has long become a national and church-wide event.
What's the Gift of Hope's mission?
How did it all start?
This project came to Ukraine in 2010, thanks to the ministry of the Association "Spiritual Revival" in order to encourage local churches to outreach orphans and children from disadvantaged families. The first 10,000 boxes were printed and distributed over Christmas 2010-2011
This project carries the idea of bringing a Christmas present in a special colorful box to children who have lost hope to deliver the joy of Christmas to them.
The Gift of Hope project should not be just a charity event in favor of anyone. First of all, it is called to help needy children, and is also necessary for Christian families and churches. The project will help both a child and an adult understand that sacrifice for one's neighbor is part of the spiritual life of Christians. Therefore, it is expected that the duty of packing the boxes is on local Christians and their children, who take part in the preparation of gifts and the purchase of contents.
To become a partner of the Gift of Hope project, you need to fill in an application to receive the boxes. Application period is September-December. At this time, boxes with an updated design are being printed (almost every year the box appears in a new design). In November, all churches and public organizations can receive boxes and fill them for giving them at various Christmas events (concerts, promotions, matinees) by the beginning of the Christmas holidays (second half of December - first half of January) and giving joy to children during the holiday season!
The Gift of Hope
Steps to participate in the project:
You can order empty boxes to participate in the project now