“Jesus Cares for Poor Kids Like Me!” CHILDREN IN CRISIS MINISTRIES

Bringing help, healing, and hope in Christ to vulnerable children
ISSUE 6 // 2014
“Jesus Cares for Poor Kids Like Me!”
DO YOU ENJOY the Christmas season?
If so, chances are you cherish in your
heart warm childhood memories of
December 25th family love and giftgiving!
However for many at-risk children,
this season of hope becomes a time of
increased hopelessness. Their sense
of worthlessness is confirmed as their
deep poverty and fractured family
relationships exclude them from
participation in the beautiful celebrations
they can only observe.
ACTION missionaries worldwide are
passionate about grasping the opportunity
to replace these lies with the truth of
Jesus, and the hope he brings. At special
ACTION Christmas Outreach parties
needy kids are welcomed with food, fun,
a small toy, and most important, the
story of our wonderful Savior’s coming—
for them!
And these outreaches are effective!
After a party in Manila last December
one girl from a temporary slum shelter
exclaimed, “I will never forget this
delicious food! I cried when I heard the
story…I thought I was the only one with
that kind of experience with my hard up
A special day of fo
od, fun —
and hope!
broken family.” Another young guest
also understood that they were included
in God’s love: “When I saw other kids
like me and heard the story I began to
realize that Jesus cares for poor kids like
me.” Even more, as they hear the gospel,
many respond. A fifteen-year-old orphan
said, “At the party I received Jesus as my
Savior and through Bible studies I want
to learn about him.”
As you relive your own childhood
Christmas memories, please support
this year’s outreach. Enable ACTION
missionaries to bring the hope of Christ
to those who are longing for him!
ISSUE 6 // 2014
ACTION’s Christmas Outreach Parties
ACTION is involved year-round in
ministering to children in crisis in over
20 countries throughout the world—
particularly in Asia, Africa, Latin
America and eastern Europe.
Our mission is to bring help, healing
and hope in Christ to those who are
suffering or at risk.
A ministry that many of our workers are
involved in during the Christmas season
is called Christmas Outreach parties. At a
typical party, participants eat a delicious
meal, receive a gift, play games, sing,
make new friends and hear the precious
gospel message. Follow-up is encouraged
in home visitation through contact with
a local church. As you can see from
the testimonies on side one, lives are
impacted as a result of this outreach.
children worldwide. Our budget this
year is $60,000. You may send a gift
by mail to one of the addresses below,
or make a gift online at—http://
Please join us in bringing the real
meaning of Christmas to needy
Thank you for your partnership, and
may God bless you this Christmas!
Linda and Nelson Reed. Nelson serves
as ACTION’s International Director.
Find Out More!
Contact us through any of the following:
Action International Ministries
PO Box 398, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0398 USA
3015A 21st Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7T1 Canada
USA: (425) 775-4800
Canada: (403) 204-1421