Christmas for the Orphans

by Noelle Broyles

“When you give a gift to one of God’s children, you give a gift to God…When you love His children, you love Him”. (Max Lucado)

2012 Christmas Niños

Those of us who are parents know this reality very well. When someone loves and cares for our own children, they are really loving us and filling our hearts with joy.

Undoubtedly, God’s heart was filled with joy during Christmastime as He beheld over 150 of His children here in La Paz receiving beautiful gifts and personalized, handmade cards from friends in the United States. All of these young people are orphans and vulnerable children who live within the homes of Foundation Arco Iris.

2012 Christmas Niñas 3

The HOPE worldwide Bolivia team and the La Paz Church are incredibly grateful for the generous love from the Tampa Bay Church in Florida and the Northview Church in Roswell, Georgia who together sent beautiful shirts, sandals, socks, lip gloss, candy, and handmade cards for each of these children. All of the gifts were wrapped with love and given with heartfelt hugs!

2012 Christmas Niñas 2 “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25: 40)

Let us ALL show our love for God by loving His children….everyday

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