MANEADERO, Mexico – Just under a two-hour drive south of the Tijuana, Mexico border, Christmas gifts and a strong message that Jesus came to serve the poor, were delivered by a group of Christians on a recent weekend missions trip that included washing the feet of Oaxacan migrant farm workers living in sparse homes inside a colonia.
In the missionary center known as Aqua Viva (Living Water) located on farmland on the outskirts of the town of Maneadero and adjacent to the community of Oaxacan people, members of the group scrambled to gather designated bags of goodies, including backpacks, first aid kits, clothes, and shoes, with quantities determined by a list of family members living in each house. Then, they broke up into clusters of two and three people and went door-to-door, walking on the roads of wet and dried mud with gifts in hand and a servant's heart.
The message of the five ministry groups, including Genesis Diez, Strong Tower, Transformacion Mundial, and Horizonte Rosarito, was more than simply blessing the poor families with material gifts; they came to illustrate the serving heart that Jesus displayed on the night he washed the feet of the disciples. more >>
A Massachusetts school that advertises itself as an "inclusive community" banned Santa Claus from its annual Christmas concert in the hometown of Harvard University after someone complained.
"I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter," wrote Principal Jennifer Ford in a letter to parents of the Peabody School in Cambridge. "Our first through fourth grade concert as well as our kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year."
The principal did not explain why Santa was banned from the December 12 concert. more >>
What is better than receive a gift from Santa? Actually becoming Santa for people! In this video, Tim Tebow becomes the Christmas elf teaming up with "Good Morning America." Together they give to those in need.
The group focuses on people who struggle to pay their layaway. This time they are paying for all their Christmas presents! Almost too good to be true, but it works out perfectly for them. During this time of the year, it gets really hard to afford presents for your children and family. So, help like this from Tim Tebow and GMA works out perfectly for them. God Bless all those involved in making this possible and remember that it is better to give then it is to receive.
Watch Tim Tebow give to others in need below: more >>
Cindi Grady, a Cracker Barrel waitress in Branson, Missouri gets a tip from a loving couple that she will never forget . She hopes it will inspire others to be generous to one another and to spread love. Cindi believes this can show everyone there is so many good people in the world.
A couple that visits Cracker barrel on the regular, comes across a car that they feel is abandoned. But, it actually belongs to a waitress in the restaurant. Cindi has had many problems with the vehicle running into deer, and not being able to fix it. This loving couple, Gary Tackett and his wife, Roxann, decide to do something selfless and incredible for this waitress.
One day while she was working they pulled her aside and said they had a surprise for her. This couple bought her a new car so she wouldn't have to drive her old beaten up car to work anymore. A gift of a lifetime from total strangers changes the way this girl thinks and feels about others. more >>
A church in Georgia has posted a message on its marquee sign that reads "Santa is Satan," which has stirred local and national controversy.
Born Again Independent Baptist Church posted the message at the beginning of the month in response to the cultural fascination toward Santa Clause.
Edward Carothers, pastor at Born Again Baptist, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the message on the church sign came by decision of the congregation. more >>
"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is concluding its month-long run in theaters on Monday, leaving moviegoers with one last chance to see the film today.
On its last day in theaters, "Saving Christmas" is being featured in a special one-night-only final showing in many of its original theaters at 7:30 p.m. in most locations. These locations include over 200 of the original theaters, plus 30 additional theaters. To find out where the film is playing near you, visit the "Saving Christmas" website here.
The "Fireproof" star released "Saving Christmas" on Nov. 14 for an initial limited time of two weeks. However, after high demand for the film, it reached an additional 100 theaters and played for almost three more weeks. Cameron himself commented on the widespread support from fans who filled theaters in order to watch "Saving Christmas" before issuing a special Christmas prayer earlier this month. more >>