Celebrate Christmas with 6 Festive Gifts From Us to You

Thank you for your support during 2021!

Christmas is nearing and 2021 will soon be over. As we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we’d like to thank you, our sponsors, for faithfully supporting this ministry in what has once again been an incredibly challenging year.

This year, Christmas celebrations will still look very different for many of our local church partners who are facing further waves of COVID-19 and ongoing restrictions. But one thing is certain. Christmas will not be stopped. Sponsored children will be provided for thanks to you and Jesus will be remembered and celebrated.

We could not be more grateful.

Our CEO, Justin Dowds, shares:

“We are thankful for the faithful and prayerful support of our sponsors during what has been another challenging year. Your partnership is transforming the lives of children living in extreme poverty, their families, and even communities around the world. You’ve helped our church partners sow hope where there was none, bring joy when people were in despair – all in the name of Jesus. Thank you.”

As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve collected some free gifts for you to download and use in the lead up to Christmas. We hope it’ll be a blessing to you as we look to celebrate the arrival of God’s incredible salvation plan for the world – Jesus.

1. Christmas designs for you to use

We’ve asked talented illustrator Miriam Latimer to create some downloadable festive designs for you to get into the Christmas spirit. Display the completed versions on your phone or social media, or share the colouring with your friends, family, sponsored child or church and share joy this Christmas.

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2. Compassion Carol Service

For the second year running we're delighted to invite you to watch our free virtual carol service to celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth. This beautiful carol concert features a host of talented artists and Compassion-supported children from around the world. As well as helping us reflect on the joy of the Christmas message, this uplifting carol concert also celebrates the hope and joy Compassion's church partners are bringing to children living in poverty in 25 countries around the world.

This year, Carols with Compassion will be a joyful time, including a special nativity by Compassion-supported children to worship in the round, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. The line-up includes: Classic Christmas carols performed by Compassion ambassadors and close friends  Noel Robinson, Graham Kendrick, Lucy Grimble, Steph Macleod, Jenny Lewis and Sarah Téibo.

Carols with Compassion will premiere on Compassion UK's Facebook and YouTube channels on Sunday, 12 December at 8pm. You can also tune into Carols with Compassion on TBN UK (Freeview channel 65, Sky 582) Friday 3 December at 7 pm, Sunday, 12 December at 8pm and repeated on Wednesday 22 December at 7:30 pm.

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3. Peruvian Hot Chocolate Christmas craft

Did anyone say hot chocolate? As it gets colder, it’s so lovely to snuggle down with a hot beverage – especially a sweet cup of cocoa.

hot chocolate craft kit

Call it a craft. Call it a recipe. No matter how you’d like to classify this, here’s an interesting activity all the way from Peru you can do with the entire family! Hint: it involves chocolate!

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4. A Compassion Christmas Spotify playlist

We’ve created a modern-day mixtape for you and we’re distributing the link with our thanks and love. In our Spotify playlist are all the classic carols and some new Christmas songs to bring you some festive joy!

So why not play them loud and sing along? Let’s keep celebrating the birth of Christ in song.

Compassion Christmas playlist

5. Bible Verses for Christmas cards

If you’re looking for inspiration from God’s word to encourage your friends and family this Christmas, we’ve gathered a few Christmas Bible verses for you. We hope you’ll have many opportunities to share with the people you love the true joy and hope found in Jesus.

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6. Free prayer journals

We’ve created free prayer journal templates and shared it with a few ways to ignite our prayer life as we approach a new year. 

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If you haven’t already done so, please visit our blog to download the templates and use them to enrich your walk with our Lord.

Downloadable prayer journal templates

Thank you so much for supporting children with Compassion. Your partnership through a difficult and challenging  year is greatly appreciated. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

 

Agnes Wilson

Words by Agnes Wilson


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