'Tis the Season to be jolly. Or it will be soon, once Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas season "officially" begins.
The Christmas catalogs are already arriving daily in our mailbox, and Leif is convinced that the first day it snows will mean that it is Christmas. Right then and there with that first flake.
It is time to start considering how we will spend our money this Christmas Season. What we will buy for our children, and for our families.
It also means that it is time for charities to raise funds, Salvation kettles will appear at the entrance to every Wal-Mart, huge boxes will appear for toy drives led by the Marines and various police departments. Churches will have Christmas trees decorated with tags featuring the name and age of a child in need, and gifts for those children will be purchased, wrapped, and left under the tree.
Remembering those who have very little is so important.
Remembering those who have nothing is also imperative. Quite frankly, it is commanded by God...look up James 1:27. Deuteronomy 10:18...Job 31:16-18...Isaiah 1:17
This year I have offered to be a Christmas Angel Tree Warrior for Reece's Rainbow . When I first emailed my interest, I was told all the kids have sponsors. This morning I received and email that a warrior had to drop out, and would I sponsor Xander?
I was telling Jamie about my decision to raise funds for this precious orphan, and Leif hear me mention "Xander"
He said, "I have a friend named Xander! He's my brother and I love him!"
No, we are not even remotely able to consider adopting the Xander I am sponsoring, but I do call my oldest by Xander, short for Alexander.
Leif does have a brother Xander that he loves, and I am asking all of you to help me raise funds for this little boy to have a family, possibly even a brother of his own to say, "He's my brother and I love him!"
website to read more about this little boy, and then visit this one, search for his photo and donate towards the cost of his adoption, so a family will be able to afford to choose him as their son.
A donation of $35 or more will get you an ornament that will help you remember to pray for Xander, and for the family that will be able adopt him because of your gift and prayers.
Right now he is in the $0-$99 raised section, but by Christmas I am hoping he will be at the top and the goal of $1000 will be realized.
Will you help?