12 Days of Christmas: Notes of Encouragement

(Photo by Jeffery Stutzman)

Encouragement can be given to you in words, an act or even a blog. The resulting affect should help you feel confident, hopeful and more likely to do something you might not otherwise do.

For these last 12 days until Christmas, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff will send you notes of encouragement through our blog to help you through the holiday season.

The blogs will focus on the gifts of the Spirit and other attributes of love. We want to help you count down the days to celebrate Christ’s birth by meditating on what He taught us about loving Him and each other.

Scripture to Ponder

Each blog will feature a brief story about the topic of the day, such as patience, kindness, self-control or love.  FH staff will also give examples of how FH incorporates these teachings into our work in helping vulnerable people.

You’ll also get a scripture to ponder for the day.

We hope you will take time to meditate on this scripture as you keep pace with the holiday season rush. We know how busy life gets. And it’s during these times of entertaining, going to parties, visiting with relatives, shopping and other fun—yet stressful—events that you need the Lord more than ever.

Free Digital Children’s Book

Because Christmas is so fun for children, each day, FH staff will also introduce a new chapter of the Food for the Hungry 12 Days of Christmas digital children’s book. Each day, until Christmas, the book offers a story sharing a tradition from a different culture and showing how special gifts help people to overcome poverty.

We encourage you to share this with the children in your life to help teach them about poverty and Jesus’ heart for the poor.

We hope you will join us in preparing to celebrate our Savior’s birth and live out His calling on our lives to love Him and others. Join us tomorrow for the start of 12 Days of Encouragement from FH staff to you.

About Renee Targos

Renee is a former journalist and editor for national arts and business publications. As a writer for Food for the Hungry, Renee explores and reports on the work and relationships of partners, FH staff and impoverished communities.

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