No, that isn’t my Christmas day menu!
I posted some links a couple of weeks back of organisations with catalogues that provided us with the opportunity to purchase needful things for those who are most needy instead of us privileged ones giving each other more stuff we don’t need, and often don’t even want. I was really pleased when Christian Blind Mission responded with a comment here.
Gospel for Asia has some really neat ideas – chickens and rabbits for A$12.50 a pair, and how about a water buffalo for a$540 or a well to provide clean water for A$1250, if we could afford to give that amount? Blankets for A$6.60? That’s two soy chai lattes I need to forfeit (or just one – I had a really expensive one in Chinatown yesterday! A$6.05…) Or one magazine! Kinda puts it in perspective, doesn’t it? If you have family or friends who just don’t “get” the whole concept of buying them this kind of “virtual” gift and need something tangible to be assured that you love them, what about an Indian shoulder bag for $20?
Can I challenge you to watch this Christmas video and rethink your Christmas gift budget?