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Friday, August 28, 2015

Give a Gift of Love This Christmas in Honduras

Do you remember the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning in eager anticipation of what Santa had left for you under the Christmas tree?  You had been dreaming of Christmas morning since you heard about the new G.I. Joe desert assault vehicle line coming out six months prior at the Franklin 4th of July cookoff when your brother Danny heard it from your toymaker neighbor and told you about it.  

You said every "yes ma'am" and "no sir" with complete and utter devotion to pleasing the big guy in the red suit.  You cleaned the gutters and didn't accept any pay.  You even cleaned up your brother's vomit after he ate too much Halloween candy ... just for a little extra insurance you would soon be leading legions of troops armed with the best strike vehicles engineers in Joe Headquarters could muster.  You had to defeat Cobra's elusive Desert Fox battalion!

What could have been..

You raced down the stairs in your flannel Ghostbusters pajamas, ripped through all the gifts, and what did you find??  Santa had misplaced your G.I. Joe M2710 "Armadillo" and given you a Stretch Armstrong doll instead.

What was..

You never got over that feeling of being forgotten, being confused with another.  You felt like Ralphie from A Christmas Story.


Imagine now that you don't usually receive Christmas presents at your family's dusty, one-room home in Honduras.  Your family can barely afford to feed you let alone buy you something nice for Christmas.  Then, one December, you receive a small brown shoebox filled extra full with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, socks, crayons, a coloring book, and toys!

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If you are that Honduran child, do you expect another box the coming year?  Of course, you do!

AHMEN's Christmas Shoebox Ministry provided over 7,000 Christmas shoeboxes to underpriveleged children and youth in Honduras in 2014.  If we don't meet this goal, many will simply again go without this year.

Please contact me today to learn how you can be the light in a child's life this Christmas.

Together, we are the difference.