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Christmas H.O.P.E.

Updated on July 1, 2015

What $5.00 can do to reach a child.

HOPE - it's what we all share in one way or another. Some have hope for a new job or home, hope for a lasting relationship or enough money to pay the bills with a little left over each month. But then there are the children, who experience the same emotions and stuggles as an adult, but they do it in silence.SOFFY Ministires has always done specific outreaches for the holidays such as Adopt-A-Family or Adopt-A-Church through the S.O.W. and SOFFY Angel programs. But God was leading us to stretch our faith in a new direction, geared for the needs of the hurting children.

It was in 2004 at the most difficult time when we were moving the entire ministry to another state, that God gave me Christmas H.O.P.E. - Heaven's Own P romised Emmanual.

Since then Christmas H.O.P.E. has grown every year reaching thousands of children at Christmas time with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This year, will you help us reach as many kids as we can with the gift of Christmas H.O.P.E.

A gift of as little as $5.00 will give a child the message of hope in the Lord through a colorful gift pack. You can bring a smile to a broken child with a gift of HOPE today.

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Celebrating Years of HOPE

Our first decade of giving hope 2004-2014.

... and it continues ...

God has promised to give us HOPE for a brighter day! A good future.

But how will they know if we don't tell them?

God has a plan for you.

"For I know the plans I have for you,"

declares the LORD,

"plans to prosper you and not to harm you.

Plans to give you HOPE and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

God has a message for you. He has planned a good life for His children.

His plans include HOPE for a future.

Why the world needs HOPE now.

This is our message - this is our H.O.P.E.

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How H.O.P.E. began

We began with what we called the Christmas H.O.P.E Project Africa in 2004 where we were able to give Christian materials to those in ministry that did not have resources to teach their own congregations or students.

Sending Bibles overseas was quite costly and took up most of the budget for the project. So we looked for ways to be able to continue the outreach by partnering with ministries who could get the BIbles in parts of Africa so we would not have the great expense of shipping and handling.

Bibles are still given through SOF Living Legacy Bible Foundation in greater number now, but this didn't solve what we were to do with Christmas H.O.P.E.

1,000 Sample Gift Packs
1,000 Sample Gift Packs
Photo by Pastor Cher
Photo by Pastor Cher

A New H.O.P.E.

It was the following year that we began distributing ministry materials at parades and other evangelistic functions with the SOFFY Pets, and it was here the Lord showed us that Christmas H.O.P.E must come to the children.

As the outreach grew, so did the awareness of the program. It has now extended into the schools and head-start kinds of programs where we can reach children from the ages of 2-18 through day care and after school programs.

But Christmas H.O.P.E has gone even farther! With each gift pack a child receives, there is a Faith Moments Daily Devotional and letter to the parent /guardian giving hope also to the adults in the child's life.

Each Gift Packs Includes

Although the gift changes each year, these items remain the same:

Bible Story written by Pastor Cher

Activity Craft to be done with parent

Bibles Activities coloring/reading/puzzles

Parent Instructions & Guide

Crayons

Stickers

Candy

Faith Moments Devotionals

Letter to the Parent

SOFFY information

Christmas H.O.P.E. for the children.

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From the very small ...

Photo by Pastor Cher
Photo by Pastor Cher
Photo by Pastor Cher
Photo by Pastor Cher

To the Somewhat tall - every child needs the gift of H.O.P.E. every day.

Photo by Pastor Cher
Photo by Pastor Cher

HOPE to touch every heart.

May the God of HOPE

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the power of the Holy Spirit

you may abound in HOPE.

Romans 15:13

The Power of One

Building the Kingdom of God with

Christmas H.O.P.E.

One person at a time.

One Child
One Child
One Family
One Family
One Street
One Street
One Church
One Church
One Community
One Community
and One Nation at a Time!
and One Nation at a Time!

Give HOPE to a child by supporting Christmas H.O.P.E.

Hhelp us reach every child we can.

Help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children by giving. No gift is too small.

Give and it will be given back to you... Luke 6:38

All donations go 100% toSOFFY Outreach Ministries.

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Blessings of Hope - from our heart to yours. - We need your help to reach the kids. Prayerfully consider giving to Christmas H.O.P.E.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Great lens! It is inspiring. Blessed!

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      Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

      Absolutely wonderful! You bring joy and Hope to so many. Blessings and much love x

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very good

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      please send us free christmis gifts for the children