An immigrant family had just arrived in NYC. Some volunteers from a partner church talked with them. After a short exchange, they knew that this family was in dire need. Not only were they grateful for the food in the Box of Love®, they also wanted to believe. They placed their trust in Christ that day. The following Sunday, they were all at church ... and they have been coming ever since!
You can share Thanksgiving dinner with a hungry families here in New York City by giving to our annual Box of Love® campaign tradition.
In every box, as always, there is a "main course" (a turkey, a ham, or chicken), along with vegetables, potatoes, juice, stuffing, apple or cranberry sauce, rice, fruit, dessert, and more ... plus a gospel presentation — a complete New Testament and Christian literature.
Even more important than the food itself, a caring Christian neighbor, sharing that Box of Love®, will form a loving connection to that family ... and from there, only God knows what will happen! We've seen lives TRANSFORMED.
- "I think this is what being a Christian is all about." A ministry coordinator for a partner church noted that this was their first year to participate in the Box of Love outreach. He mentioned that he felt he was like carrying out the will of God in caring for those in need — bringing smiles to the widow/widower, the sick, the poor. He said, "I think this is what being a Christian is all about. And now I want to learn how to become better at presenting Christ and assurance and hope to those who don't yet know Him."
- Stunned in Disbelief. A volunteer from one of our partner ministries was sharing a word from the Lord with a mother of a college student. He learned that her income was insufficient to support herself and her daughter. The volunteer promised to follow up. He and his wife reached out again to her using a Box of Love. The woman screamed! She was stunned in disbelief that someone would remember her. As the couple delivered the Box, they also had the opportunity to see her ask God to forgive her along with her promise to trust Him again ... and come to church.
Every $41.40 you give will provide a family of six with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Maybe you can give $82.80 to share with two families. Or $165.60 to share with four families. Or more.
This year, we're planning to provide 5,000 Boxes of Love for our partner ministries to give to their hurting neighbors. The gift we're inviting you to give today isn't just for one holiday meal. It's for the sake of transformed lives ... it's for the sake of heaven.
Yes, there's an immediate need. But meet that need ... and you have an opportunity to introduce someone to Jesus. And rewrite eternity.