This Christmas, Lutheran Hour Ministries-Lebanon—known in that country as Middle East Lutheran Ministry (MELM)—held a Christmas program for kids in Jal el Dib, a suburb of Beirut. The program was presented by Ms. Katia Sahyouni and was full of activities, Bible lessons, Bible stories, games, crafts, and some animations. The MELM donated a Christmas story …
In December the staff of Lutheran Hour Ministries-India—known in country as Christian Media Centre-India—visited the Missionaries of Charity Home for Ladies at Ennore to celebrate Christmas. This home, which is operated by nuns, is located about 30 kilometers from Chennai, along India’s southeast coast. Most of the destitute ladies at the home are mentally challenged. …
In one room, children crafted paper angels; in another they decorated cookies. A large cat was waiting for them in a third room where she led them in songs about cats. Women dressed in traditional Russian attire played music for the children in the fourth room.
After the show, 62 members of the audience stayed behind to hear more about the Christian faith and Tan Hiep Church. Among that group was a young Buddhist couple who had been struggling to pay for healthcare for their sick daughter on their low income.
The staff in Thailand shared this medley of video clips with children celebrating Christmas – learning the story of Jesus, and enjoying Christmas carols. Enjoy!
De Franco said, “Everyone in the mission team (including me) and the local volunteers had tears in our eyes because we were so impressed by the children singing and declaring that ‘they are soldiers of God!’ We can be sure that these children never forget that!”
Arirat loves to pray with her father, who recently became a Christian. She also looks forward to church on Sundays – to read the Bible. Like other kids in her Sunday school class, Arirat’s family cannot afford to buy her a Bible. Her only opportunity to read God’s Word is at church.