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What is Project Christmas Blessing?
Project Christmas Blessing (PCB) is a project designed to bless school children in Zulu Natal, South Africa in Jesus’ name.

Infographic, Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

For some, it might be the only Christmas gift they’ll ever get. In their whole life. It also might be the only way they’ll hear gospel truth.

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

Cherise Smith gives a Project Christmas Blessing Gift.

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa
School kids open Project Christmas Blessing gifts. 

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

Kids line up to receive their Christmas gift at a Project Christmas Blessing event. 

 

Because of Project Christmas Blessing, school kids will:

  • Hear an engaging, kid appropriate presentation of the gospel from a Zulu pastor.
  • Be led in worship by a live praise and worship team.
  • Receive a gift.
  • Receive a book explaining the gospel in Zulu.

 

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

 

 

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

This happens as part of their Christmas Celebration, just before school lets out for the break. This is a video of one part of the celebration in previous years:

 

How Project Christmas Blessing Reaches Further Than Just Christmas Giving 

Because Kelly and Cherise Smith are visible and engaged members of their community, the benefits of Project Christmas Blessing go beyond the initial benefits of the event and gifts.

  • Establishes the Smiths as people who want good things for their community.
  • Because PCB is a very public declaration of their commitment Jesus, all the other great things they do for and in their community throughout the year get attributed to Jesus and His goodness, too.
  • Underwrites the credibility of the Smith family as they declare the gospel to individuals in the community.

Web-Smith Family with text

 

Project Christmas Blessing underwrites the credibility of the Smith family as they declare the gospel to individuals in the community.

Thank you, and may you too be blessed!

Project Christmas Blessing, Smiths, South Africa

 

Goals

  • Bless school children in Zulu Natal, South Africa in Jesus' Name.
  • Expose children in Zulu Natal, South Africa to the story of Jesus' birth.
  • Demonstrate God's blessing and love to the Smith's community.

Needs

  • Supporters to help cover the $20/child cost of Project Christmas Blessing.
  • Prayer for the gospel message delivered to take root and grow. 

Latest News

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This year marks the ninth year of hosting Project Christmas Blessing (PCB). We hosted our Olwasini Junior Primary PCB last Thursday, and we are bubbling over with joy. 

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A list of ITMI Christmas 2015 Giving Opportunities!

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