Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a season of giving and for some people that presents its own unique challenges. We all have at least one person in our life that it’s hard to find the right gift for. Maybe they even tell you they don’t really want or need anything.
Yet, you still want to buy that person a gift and scour the Internet for just the right item. We have the perfect idea. Why not give a Bible in their honor?
You know that KiDs Beach Club® gives Bibles to children in public schools across the country. You may already even be supporting our ministry and our Bibles for Beach Club program.
“This is a season of giving. This is the Christmas season,” said Paul McCollum, KBC vice president for development. “What gift is better than the Bible? Why did Christ come? He came to save sinners. What did he leave us in order to help us? His word. Just as Christ came for sinners, we are still distributing Bibles to kids to fulfill that purpose for which Christ came.”
Giving Bibles in the name of your friend or family member is a meaningful gift and could have an eternal impact on children for God’s kingdom. It might even be an introduction for them to an organization near to your heart.
To give the gift of Bibles, please visit kidsbeachclub.org/bibles.
If you include the name and address of the person you want to honor or remember, we’ll send that person (or their loved one) a card to let them know a gift has been made in their honor or memory.
When making your gift, you have the option to support the Bibles for Beach Club program with a one-time gift or you can provide a gift on a recurring basis, like weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.
“The message at Christmas is the message we give all year long,” McCollum said. “Christ came to save you. Essentially, recurring giving is a celebration of that gift – Jesus Christ – 12 months a year. Every month, you’re celebrating Christmas. Every month, you’re fulfilling the mission of why Christ came and why we celebrate His birth.”
Your support of the Bibles for Beach Club program is making a lasting impact on the nearly 10,500 kids currently enrolled in Beach Club. This year, alone, you have helped us put 8,981 Bibles in the hands of children. The other children previously received a Bible. Since 2005, we have distributed 47,823 Bibles through Beach Club in public elementary schools.
While those numbers continue to climb upward, we have even more clubs signed on to start after the first of the year. For that, we are incredibly thankful to God for our partnering churches and the fact that He is opening doors to more public schools across the country. But we need your continued support to ensure that we’re able to continue giving Bibles to every child.
We’re thankful the support you have already provided to Beach Club, but in this season of giving, please consider making a gift of Bibles or when someone asks you what you want for Christmas, tell your friends, family and colleagues that is what you would like from them.
Together, with your support, we’re making a difference in the lives of children. We’re able to provide them with a Jesus experience within the culture of their public school. We are connecting kids to Christ and putting Bibles in their hands.
Published on Dec 15 2016 @ 9:38 AM CDT