Christmas is my favorite time of year where we joyfully anticipate the birth of our Savior and are reminded of God’s amazing love for us. Unfortunately for many, it’s hard to think about Christmas because they are hungry and concerned about feeding their family or themselves.

This year, we’re going share the good news of Christmas by delivering boxes of food to families we’ve had the privilege of serving in our Food Pantry. It’s a tangible way we can adorn the gospel in our local community the week before Christmas. Here’s a short list of ways you can help.

1) Sign up here to assemble and deliver a box of food to a local family in need

So often God uses food to show His love. I cannot tell you the number of times God has used squash, coffee, peanut butter, and other food items as an answer to prayer for a local family. Watching God provide for their needs and wants alike provides one more proof that He is real. Putting the box together individually or as a family enables God to lead all of us in deciding how to bless a particular family. That’s why we’re inviting you to put the boxes together first as opposed to providing pre-made boxes.

Be sure to include a Bible in every food box. If you do not have one to give away, we have Bibles to hand out.  We also ask that you include a Christmas card or note from your family and an invitation to the Christmas Eve service at KingsWay this year at 6:30pm. Fill the box with food for a Christmas meal like a turkey or chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, and dessert. If there is still room, please include staple items like spaghetti sauce, noodles, canned tuna or chicken, and healthy cereal. Make sure the box contains enough food for the size of family you’re feeding.

2) If you can’t put a box together, we need help delivering boxes.

Our goal is reach as many individuals and families as we can. If you are unable to put together a box of food, I hope you will consider delivering a box. I can’t tell you the number of times those in the church have delivered a box and then have asked if there were any more to deliver because they were so moved by the experience. Our goal is to have all the boxes delivered the week of December 14.

3) Pray

This is most important thing you can do. Ask the Holy Spirit to show families receiving the boxes that God has provided for their greatest need in Jesus. The gifts, songs, cookies and fellowship around Christmas are great, but nothing compared to the gift of Jesus Christ.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Craig wears many hats at Kingsway. Besides serving as one of Community Group Leaders, he also manages our facilities, directs our community partnerships, and provides staff support for Kingsway’s mercy ministries, including the food pantry. Craig has served humbly and heroically in our office since 2009.


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