The Joy of Christmas
...Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35 KJV)
For the past couple of years Crossroads has been a part of packing Christmas "Shoe Boxes" with Christmas gifts for the Navajo children in the four corners area of the great Southwest where New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah all join together.
This year Laurel Scott, Mckenzie Barnes, the Ladies' Fellowship, and the Prime Time class over doubled last year's effort by packing a total of 236 boxes and placing them in the trailer for delivery.
Keith and Janet Callison, long time members of Crossroads, have undertaken this missions endeavor for many years now. Keith is a director with UIM International (formerly known as United Indian Missions, Inc) and has especially focused on the Native American Indians in the four corners area with a Christmas outreach in the winter, and a VBS ministry in the early summer.
Statistics tell us that as little as 3% of Native American peoples in North America know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. God has given Keith and Janet a love for the Navajo people, and especially the younger generation. The Christmas "Shoe Box" ministry is one way to show the children of the Navajo nation that God loves them and we love them. We try to place as many Bibles into the boxes as we can along with small gifts to give to children who otherwise might not get anything for Christmas.
Pray along with Keith and Janet that spiritual fruit would come forth from this ministry endeavor. They will be taking the boxes to the Reservation this next week. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed this year and worked so hard at packing the boxes up on a cold Monday night. May you know the blessing that only the Lord can give to those whose hearts were moved to be a part of this ministry.