Around the Word This Week at LPC
January 23, 2022 - Rev. Cameron shaffer
This Christmas, give a gift that can help change the world!
Alternative Gift Program
This Christmas, LPC is again offering a way for you to give your friends, colleagues and loved ones a meaningful gift that can truly make a difference. The Alternate Gift Program (AGP) is an alternative to traditional gift giving. Here is an opportunity to help change the world through charitable gifts to carefully selected agencies serving at home and around the world in the name of Christ.
Scroll through the gifts below for information on each mission.
Fill out an order form for each person you are honoring with your gift(s). Enclose a check with the total amount made payable to “Langhorne Presbyterian Church” in an envelope/pew envelope. Place your order in the Sunday morning offering plate or mail to the church office.
When you purchase an alternative gift, you will receive an acknowledgement of your gift and a unique greeting card that describes the gift you have chosen, and which can be mailed or given to the person you have honored, creating a shared blessing for you, the person gifted and the recipient mission agency.
Your gifts will change the world! They are gifts of hope and love, empowering the poorest of the poor to sustain life and build a better future for subsequent generations.
I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty
and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and
you gave me a room. –Matthew 25:35
The Gift of Education
Hunting Park Christian Academy (HPCA) provides quality Christian education to at‐risk children from low income families in the Hunting Park community. Since most of the students are not raised in Christian homes, the staff strives to train them up in the ways of the Lord. Many of the students have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time at HPCA and have come to know the Lord.
Your $50 gift can be designated to the school’s General Fund or their Scholarship Fund.
The Gift of Health
Many poor families in Guatemala lack the resources to purchase the basic hygiene supplies necessary for the good health of their family members. Things that we take for granted, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap are considered luxuries.
Your gift of $25 will provide a family with a hygiene pack which includes a 4-pack of soap, 4 washcloths, 2 large tubes of toothpaste, 4-6-pack of toothbrushes w/caps, floss, 2 hand towels, 4 KN-95 masks, and a large alcohol sanitizing gel.
The Gift of Good News
LIFE ABUNDANT MINSTRIES:
Through its work at the Bucks Country Jail, Life Abundant strives to break the cycle of repeated imprisonment by introducing inmates, ex‐offenders and their families to Jesus Christ. Through God’s love and grace inmates overcome their addictions or other problems that were the cause of their repeated incarceration. Life Abundant volunteers create relationships with inmates through Bible Studies. A Bible is an essential part of any new Christian’s growth.
$15 will provide a New Life Study Bible to an inmate eager to read the word of God. A gift of $40 will provide three inmates or ex-offenders with a new Bible.
The Gift of Music
ESCOLA DE MUSICA:
Music is everywhere in the slums of urban Brazil. But it’s more than boom boxes and ear buds. Brazilians love to make music. Through its Escola de Musica, the Presbyterian Church in Jardim America, Belo Horizonte Brazil, provides an opportunity for the people of its impoverished neighborhood to learn to play the guitar, keyboard, or drums. Students not only learn the joy of music, they hear about the God who puts music in our hearts. Most students receive scholarships.
A $25 gift to the Scholarship Fund will help those students continue to learn to play an instrument and about the God who love them.
The Gift of clean water
Shortages of safe, clean water and lack of sanitation and hygiene create the most significant source of suffering on earth. In Africa, and other hard-to-reach places, every 88 seconds a child dies from water related illness. Dozens of churches filled with new believers have been planted through clean water projects, saving lives now and for eternity.
A gift of $50 provides clean water for one family.
Give a kid a pair of rubber boots
A COUPLE OF CHRISTIANS - GUATEMALA
During the rainy season, children walk through muddy puddles laced with all types of natural and chemical wastes. Foot and skin infections are as common as head colds and are not as easy to treat as they are in the United States.
Just $15 provides new Guatemala-made rubber boots or shoes for a needy boy or girl, plus a pair of warm socks to keep that child healthy and in school all year.
The Gift of care
ChoiceOne Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Center
ChoiceOne Pregnancy is a place where young women go when they are facing a pregnancy or motherhood alone. They go to ChoiceOne feeling scared, confused, and abandoned. Through ChoiceOne they find hope, support, and encouragement. They hear the good news of the Gospel. ChoiceOne staff and volunteers stand with them as long as they need support. One of the ways ChoiceOne supports young moms is by providing needed supplies for their babies.
You can show your love and care for young moms and their babies with a gift of $30, which will cover 2 weeks of diapers, 2 weeks of formula or a winter coat/bunting.