Dr. Gary Chapman’s book entitled The 5 Love Languages has inspired many people (10 million copies of the book have sold) and has transformed a myriad of relationships. At One Mission Society, we are encouraging people to reTHINK CHRISTmas. Two of Dr. Chapman’s love languages mentioned in his book have to do with the subject of giving and receiving: acts of service and receiving gifts.
If you see yourself as one who believes actions speak louder than words, please consider giving to one or more of the eight projects OMS is highlighting this Christmas. Many other people feel loved when they receive a gift. Imagine the smile on the face of someone in India who receives a Bible, a Colombian child or youth who receives a new soccer uniform or ball, or a Ukrainian university student who can attend a summer English camp.
Your act of service can be big or small. If the Lord has blessed you abundantly, consider providing $300 to put a Mexican street child into a rehab program. Picture your gift of $250 putting a disabled Mozambican into an all-terrain wheelchair. Do you have a passion for human trafficking prevention? A gift of $150 will provide training materials for 100 people. Thinking of giving something on the smaller side? A donation of $10 will buy a set of knee pads for someone who cannot use a wheelchair. To help Mexican youth get off the street and stay off, $48 will provide a set of schoolbooks.
There are additional opportunities to bless others too, including blessing one of our Evangelical Church of India pastors affected by the recent flooding. Your gift will not only transform others’ lives, but will change you and your family as well.
God gifted us with unique love languages, so as you consider the way the Lord created you, also consider the reality of men, women, boys, and girls receiving blessings because you took the time to rethink Christmas. Thank you for participating with OMS to give generously during this season of joy, memories, and celebrating the birth of Christ. Donate to one of our featured Rethink Christmas projects here.
~By Angela Chandler, OMS Communications Team