This past Sunday service at Hope
Church was such a delight !!!
Pastor Rick is one of the members in the Christian band...
Christmas Performance at Hope church.
The Imperials are an American
Christian music group that has been around for over 50 years. Originating as a
southern gospel quartet, the innovative group would become pioneers of
contemporary Christian music in the 1960s. There have been many changes for the
band in membership and musical styles over the years. They would go on to win
four Grammys, and be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
My phone gave up on me at church so I couldn't record
This Christmas season I decided to donate to this great cause !!!!
LIFE’s Christmas Shoe Project has become one of our most important outreaches, with one purpose in mind – to show children that life can be more than just a fight for survival, by sharing the joy of new shoes at Christmas time.
Some of the children who will receive shoes this year live at garbage
dumps, scavenging for food and items to sell. They walk over burning
trash, broken glass and mounds of diseased rubbish. Others must navigate
hot, burning sands in desert regions, or walk on rocky trails to fetch
water – all without the comfort and protection of shoes.
Most have NEVER received a brand-new pair of shoes! Many have never had shoes at all!
They put on their new shoes, and the joy is immediate
as they begin running, playing and smiling as they admire their shoes.
It seems like such a simple gift to you and me . . . but I can assure
you it’s a life-changing gift for them.
For families with little to no income, buying new shoes for their children is out of the question. Consequently, the children’s feet are subjected to infections that can lead to devastating consequences including crippled feet, disease and, in rare cases, even death.
A new pair of shoes – made from a sturdy, durable, water-resistant
material – is going to bring a big smile to their faces . . . and over
the years, thousands more smiles! The shoe distribution day in villages
around the world is pure joy . . . and that’s why I say,