I love Christmas. It just seems so sad that a child might not be able to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. To make sure that none of our CRF children miss the holiday or a gift—we try to remind donors to give a gift now in order to help us have Christmas around the world.
I don’t get to see all of our kids at Christmas, but I try to make it a tradition to get to Piedras Negras, Mexico. If you get to Piedras Negras in December, you will experience one of the greatest celebrations around this globe. My son, Patrick, and I have gone regularly to experience the Christmas Party at Piedras Negras.
You may wonder what happens when you send a Christmas gift. If you do, I can assure you from my experiences in Piedras Negras that good things happen. Jair and Lorena, our directors, throw a big party. Food, food and more food are at this festivity. Pinatas hang from overhead. There are gifts galore from sponsors. Members of the Montgomery Avenue Church of Christ in Albuquerque even send extra presents so everyone will have the best Christmas possible. Entertainers come—acrobats, musicians, magicians and more. And there is quite a bit of orange to go along with the green and red. It’s kind of a CRF explosion of hope into the traditional Christmas spirit. Parents and guardians come. Neighbors come. The problems of a Mexican border town are quickly forgotten in the joy of the season.
It’s one of my favorite events of the year. I love it, in and of itself, but it makes me remember that this kind of event is happening all over the world thanks to you!
Can you help make sure every CRF child receives a Christmas gift this year?
Every $10 you give will give a gift to one more child!