I tuned my radio to my favorite station today and they are playing Christmas music from now until the holiday is over.  It is the time of year when holiday music rings through car stereos and shopping experiences are full of jingle bells, decorations and lights bringing a warm atmosphere and new life to homes across America as families gather together.  We go on a mission for that perfect gift for our loved ones, and then overdo it just because we can.  This is the season of Love, resounding Joy and the season of family.

Last year the average American spent the following during the holiday:

Gift Recipients
Family members: $431
Themselves: $119.82
Friends: $94.52
Miscellaneous: $43.50
Co-workers: $26.70
Total: $750.68

These are only the gifts we gave.  As we all know, there are houses and yards to light up; trees to decorate; cards to write or print, stamp and mail; flowers, food and candy to buy; travel plans to confirm…and on average each American family that traveled spent $2000 for the holiday last year!

As we watch our children open their gifts on Christmas, please remember the 147 million orphans worldwide who won’t receive a gift from a parent, or anyone.

What about the orphans?  The children with no family, in war affected areas, children orphaned by AIDS, children who have no idea about Christmas?

You can make Christmas possible for these children!

These are children who suffer daily just through their daily life.   As we celebrate this season with our families we must remember those who cannot and will not be celebrating.  But we have an opportunity to change that for a few children in Northern Uganda, and you can help!!!  This holiday season remember our Acholi children who live in survival mode each day.

For the first time ever they will receive the love of God through new shoes, new mattresses and a family Christmas feast!!!

Would you consider giving if your gift didn’t include something that goes under a tree? What if your gift allowed children to rest above the ground cleanly and safely as they sleep on a new mattress replacing filthy rags over mattresses soaked with urine, mud and years of wear? What if your gift allowed children to walk for miles without their feet touching soil.  New shoes would bring new life to these precious souls.  What if your gift would allow the children to eat until full without worry that there will never be any more??

Only you can help us make this happen for our children!  You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate.  Simply select Pay by Credit Card Option after clicking the button.

Here is what we need to make this happen:

$250 for the bull (yes a bull) for the celebratory feast  They will also dry the left over meat for future meals

Donate a Bull or a Part of the Bull to the Children:

Bull Donation Options

$25 each sleeping mattress per child and caretaker (They need about 30)

Orphan Bedding Options

$30 for each child to have shoes and pay for their meals for the next month  (there are 30)

Shoes and Food Donation

$50 for each caregiver that has worked without any pay whatsoever for every single day.  This will give them encouragement and allow them to buy necessary items they need for their own lives.   (there are 4 of these) Please ask yourself how can you help us make a difference this Holiday for these children?  How can we bless the adults that care for them selflessly without pay?

Love Offering for Caregiver

Donate Any Amount to the Christmas Celebration in Acholiland!!

Make payable to “Little Miracles International” on the “for” identification line of the check, please write the project name “Christmas in Acholiland” and send to:

Christmas in Acholiland
Little Miracles International
PO BOX 19776
Amarillo, Texas 79114

What in that great list of gifts of American spending each year above, can you give up to give a needy at risk child this season?

The children deserve what we can afford, and we must show them the love of God on this holiday season.

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1 Comment on Sticky: Christmas in Acholi Land, You CAN Help!!

  1. nancy petersen says:

    I would love to volunteer in the orphanage in Uganda. Please let me know when this is possible!

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