Joy for India: a matching campaign for children in India

By December 17, 2014

India (MNN) — There are many ways to do Christmas a little differently this year.

Mission India presents the Gospel to children and adults in India in a holistic way (Photo by Mission India)

Mission India presents the Gospel
to children and adults in India in a holistic way.
(Photo by Mission India)

Mission India has an interesting approach. They’re encouraging you to be an ambassador for Jesus to children in India. How? It’s pretty simple. They’re calling it “Joy for India.”

First of all, you can print off a Bible verse coloring page from their Web site, color it, and send it to Mission India so that it can be given to a child in India.

The second step is to create a giving page as a family. Here you invite your friends to help you bless India’s kids with a holistic presentation of the Gospel. Through the month of December, all these gifts will be matched.

Finally, you can get resources that will teach you more about global missions and what life is like in India.

Todd VanEk of Mission India says, “It’s just a great way to encourage the heart of giving in our kids. At this time of year when our culture is so focused on getting, it’s a real tool that we as families can use to lift up the great commission and really talk about that as a family.”

Color a verse page and send it to a child in India to let them know you're thinking of them (Photo by Mission India)

Color a verse page and send it to
a child in India to let them know you’re thinking of them.
(Photo by Mission India)

Mission India hopes that this project will encourage life transformation so that both the giver and the receiver will make Christ the center of their life. Not only are you doing something different this Christmas, but you’re sharing the meaning of Christmas–namely Jesus–with children in India.

VanEk says this project is part of what it can look like to be obedient. He says, “The #1 reason that anyone should get involved in this is from the Gospel standpoint: Jesus gives the great commission to go and make disciples of all nations.”

Find out how to get involved by visiting their project page here.

The connection point for Mission India to share the Gospel is through their children’s Bible clubs.

If you’d simply like to give to the matching fund, click here.

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