Merry Christmas: Gift of Prayer & Treasure
Christmas is the season for giving as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Here in the United States we celebrate in holiday splendor by decorating our trees, exchanging gifts, indulging in holiday feasts and partaking in family traditions like attending Christmas services together or giving to our favorite charity. However, around the world many of our fellow human beings don't have the luxuries and comforts we have in the U.S., so it is important to remember those struggling in other areas of the world during this season of hope and joy!
GIFTS OF PRAYER
Vera Aqua Vera Vita would also like for you to consider something in addition to your regular holiday traditions this year (and maybe make it a holiday tradition). The power of prayer is part of the core of our ministry.
Your Gift of Prayer would be to provide personal prayers and prayer intentions for those all over the world who do not have clean, safe water to drink. You can do this in two ways:
1. You can make a personal commitment to pray for these intentions in your daily prayers during the holiday season or maybe a year-long commitment for 2019.
2. Or join the Vera Aqua Vera Vita Prayer Warriors. Become a volunteer intercessory prayer warrior who will pray for Vera Aqua Vera Vita as a whole, its projects, the communities it serves, and any specific needs of the people Vera Aqua Vera Vita serves in developing countries.
GIFTS OF TREASURE
You hold many treasures in your lifetime including your income, assets, your home and the blessings you give your church and family every day. During this holiday season, consider adding your yearly charity contributions or giving a gift in someone's name to Vera Aqua Vera Vita's Gift of Treasure. Your treasure will give life-sustaining clean, safe water to developing communities like in Monte Castillo, Peru, where we will be celebrating the opening of a clean water facility in early 2019 because of donations from people like you. Consider the following gifts:
Consider shopping with “AmazonSmile: Gift of Clean Water.” Sign up for this easy program where Amazon gives a 0.5% of your purchases to Vera Aqua Vera Vita during the holiday season and throughout the year.
In honor of someone or a group, give the gift of “Project Partnership: Gift of Clean Water” this year and help fund Vera Aqua Vera Vita’s capital investments in clean water & sanitation solutions projects in developing countries. 100% of whatever you give will be invested directly in our projects. Both one-time or continuing giving is available.
In honor of someone or a group, give the gift of “Mission Partnership: Clean, Safe Water” this year. Both one-time or continuing giving is available and support our team in ensuring we are able to deliver on our mission of bringing clean water to those in need of safe water.
*With Project Partnership and Mission Partnership giving, your friend, family member or colleague can receive an e-holiday card from you about personal Christmas gift. Your e-holiday card will be emailed to you on December 18, 2018 for your personal distribution, to print out for a Christmas card, or to be placed under the tree.
Enjoy your holiday season and thank you for giving the gift of “True Water, True Life” this Christmas season.
“This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.”
- Frank McKibben