Gifts of Grace Christmas project
Shiloh Synergy “Gifts of Grace” Christmas project
Christmas parcels for 5,000 + underprivileged children
The abuse of alcohol and other substances is at its peak during the festive season. For this and social reasons Christmas time is not such a joyful time to many poor children of the underprivileged areas.
Each Christmas we aim to bless at least some of these unfortunate children with a tiny parcel, using the opportunity to convey the real meaning of Christmas and extending some love in a practical way.
To be able to give each child the same parcel whether age or gender and purchase at factory prices, we prefer financial donations. Any amount within your ability can help us bring a little happiness to a poor child. Donations made in advance enable us to buy bulk which means cheaper prices, which we will have to order in faith. (Donations are tax deductible / we are fully B-BEE compliant - NPC 2004/034268/08) Banking details: Shiloh Synergy, FNB, Willowbridge branch: 210655, Acc nr 622264338643 current acc. we need your contact details for tax receipts! Please e-mail us on donations made - firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Donate: R50 per child or any amount. (donations are tax deductible)
Such an event needs a lot of planning and volunteers to help. If you need more info give us a call at the Shiloh Synergy office: Delene 021-981-8241 / e-mail: email@example.com
Every Christmas season we trust the Lord for funds and each year He supplied in the most wonderful ways. Many a testimony came from this project to glorify the name of God. As was the case with comming up with a name for the project. - “Gifts of Grace”.
Fife years ago I shared a testimony with a group of 120 people that came to help with the packing of the parcels:” God showed us to carry on with the project just as it is. In addition to a miracle that happened with the funding for that specific year. As I looked down from the balcony on the group God also gave mea picture of His Church in unity. Children, adults and from people from every race & congregation - we worked in one accord with one heart and in one spirit.
On my statement that it pleases God and His body will one day be in such unity in Heaven, a lady from the group phoned me the next week to say that she struggled with the concept of packing parcels in Heaven…! BUT as she aked God about this --! God (gracefully) gave her a picture of the angels standing ready as we pray so that God can dish out answered prayers as gifts of grace to us. Immediately I knew God gave us a name for the project.
The most amazing was that she did not know that prior to the event I asked God for a name for the project…As I did not want to come up with a name myself - I asked God as proof that this is truly a project that God Himself has at heart, I need a name that I will know only He would give...
What a creative God we serve!