Joyful Christmas Blessings
Joy of Christmas
They report that last year they were able to organize Christmas events and distribution of shoeboxes in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and rather surprisingly, Turkmenistan. All 3 countries have passed laws which restrict Christian activity among children. However, Turkmenistan is regarded as a ‘closed’ country and so it was a real answer to prayer that believers could distribute gifts there and share something of the truth of Jesus Christ. In Kazakhstan and Tajikistan special meetings were held in local churches, but visits were also made to hospitals, boarding schools and orphanages.
One leader of this ministry reported, “When preparations for the holidays began we simply prayed that as many children as possible would receive gifts this year. As we were preparing our events one thought kept going around and around in my mind - what if we do not have enough gifts? But that thought was soon replaced by another - God has everything under control. And He did. He arranged everything and placed this ministry on the hearts of Christians inside and outside of Central Asia. Glory to Jesus! He works wonders and has everything under control.”