Christmas in August: Preschool

Little girl in front of christmas tree

Involve preschoolers in sharing with others through Christmas in August. Encourage preschoolers to bring items listed below for a North American missionary to be used within his or her ministry.

  1. Select one missionary from the list.
  2. Send home a note encouraging families to participate with their child. List items the missionary requests. Remind parents all gifts should be new. A note you can download, fill in, and send home is in Free Downloads for Mission Friends.
  3. Leave the gifts unwrapped.
  4. Send only the items requested because storage can be a problem.
  5. If Mission Friends make cards for the missionary, remind them they may not hear back from that person because it takes the missionaries lots of time and costs money to write and mail notes to all the churches who send gifts.

Missionaries for Christmas in August are chosen by the North American Mission Board, and the missionaries list the items they wish to receive. Today, stories abound from grateful missionaries who acknowledge that the impact of these gifts will perhaps not be known until eternity.

 


Preschool Christmas in August 2018

Bryan Catherman

Redeeming Life Church

901 N. Nocturne Dr.

Salt Lake City, UT 84116-2108

bryan@redeeminglifetutah.org

(385) 202-7475  Church office phone

  • “Jesus Storybook Bibles” by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • basic school supplies of all kinds
  • children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • stuff to promote healthy outdoor activity (throwing disks, balls, etc.)

Redeeming Life serves on the west side of Salt Lake City. Our area is a lower-income area and only 2 percent of the people here are Christians. More than 40 percent of our church is in the fifth grade or lower. Because we have so many children in our church, we believe God is calling us to reach the next generation now. We hope to assist children in the community with school supplies and other necessities. It is likely the children in our church will lead the way as missionaries to the lost children in the community.

 

Trent DeLoach

1715 Brantford Dr.

Tucker, GA 30084

trentdeloach@gmail.com

(687) 367-5868

  • school supplies (paper, pencils, crayons, folders) for after-school programs
  • Walmart gift cards to buy healthy snack for tutoring program
  • art supplies (markers, construction paper, finger paint) for after-school programs
  • paper plates, napkins, cups, and plastic utensils for after-school programs
  • adult and youth toothbrushes and toothpaste for dental clinic
  • children’s activity books, coloring books, and word search books for after-school programs

My family and I serve in Clarkston, Georgia, with Clarkston International Bible Church and Send Relief. Clarkston is a very diverse neighborhood with many people who come to our country as refugees. We do our best to help as many refugees as possible. We partner with several ministries to host after-school and summer programs to help refugee children learn English and do well in school. Your gifts will help us serve more children as we share the love of Jesus with our new friends from all over the world.

 

Rjan Shahi

8727 58th Ave.

Elmhurst, NY 11373

vineselmhurst@gmail.com

(917) 478-8184

  • pen, pencils
  • notebooks
  • folders
  • crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • any other school supplies

These gifts will be distributed among the Nepali community in New York City. Immigrant parents can’t bear the burden of school demands, so as a church we would like to help them provide the school supplies needed by their children.

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