Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”    Matthew 19:14

The Lord led us specifically this Christmas to be a blessing to the children in our cities of Nazareth and Haifa, with more 4000 Christmas ready for distribution. The Christmas gift packs were loving assembled by our staff and teams of volunteers, and contain a chocolate pack, a toy for either a girl or boy, and a fridge magnet proclaiming “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”

One of the groups of children that we were going to bless for Christmas, was from a kindergarten close to our Haifa branch of HomeJTK. The teachers and parents were very excited that we offered to come and conduct a Christmas celebration for their kids, and we started preparing right away.

When we arrived, we were greeted by smiling faces and  laughter, as one of our team members, Yosef, had come dressed up as Santa, to bring joy to the kids and to create excitement for Christmas. We put on lively Christmas music, danced along with the kids, played games, and of course, handed out Christmas gifts! We also got to share the Christmas story with the little ones, and they listened attentively as Santa regaled them with the story of how Jesus came to the world to save us.

Afterwards the parents and teachers thanked us profusely, and insisted that we come again next Christmas to conduct this special kids project again. We happily agreed and thanked them for receiving us so warmly. Christmas is all about giving gifts and showing the love of Jesus, since we have received the greatest gift of all in the form of Jesus Christ!