Merry Christmas Friend!
This year has flown by, and we feel so blessed that you have shared your time, prayers, and resources with Peacemakers as we work to reach out to the children and families in Miami. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of the children who live in poverty in our community. No child should ever have to do without food, shelter, or safety or worry about what their life will be like in the next few days. You can help us change their lives!
It’s easy for each of us to say child poverty is an important issue. It is easy to promise to help and to show our concern, but what really matters is what we do about it. Your support is vital to the children in Miami. In every school class of 30 children in our community, 18 live in poverty. Your support throughout the year helps us provide these precious children of God with clothing, school supplies, and educational services.
Children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3).
The holiday season, which should be a time of celebration and joy, can be especially difficult for these children. More than 60% of the children in Miami-Dade County live in deep poverty. The families of those children will have to choose between celebrating Christmas this year and heating their home or putting food on the table.
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these (Mark 10:14).
Child poverty in America is exploding. The statistics are devastating. You help us fight against these statistics in Miami-Dade County with your financial and prayer support.
- 45 percent of all U.S. children belong to low income families.
- 65 percent of all children in America are living in a home that receives some form of aid from the federal government.
- An astounding 45 percent of all African-American children in America live in areas of “concentrated poverty.”
- 40.9 percent of all children in the United States that are living with only one parent are living in poverty.
- Right now 49 million Americans are dealing with food insecurity.
- The number of homeless children in the United States has reached a new all-time high of 2.5 million.
Your donation will help us provide children with Love, Hope, and Peace this Christmas!
We are holding our annual 1000 Gifts for 1000 Kids campaign this month. Our goal is to make sure 1,000 of these precious children receive a gift that would otherwise be unattainable. Will you help us make it a success?
This Christmas, will you share the Love of Jesus with a child living in poverty? Let’s make sure ALL children count this Christmas.
Your gift of:
$25 provides a gift for 1 child
$50 provides a gift for 2 children
$75 provides a gift for 3 children
$100 provides a gift for 4 children
We work together year round to fight the staggering poverty these children face every day. Let’s take time this month to give them the Christmas season they deserve!
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Cor. 9:15)
We want to support you during this busy season as you support the children and families in our community. Can we pray for you this month? If you have a prayer need, please let us know by filling in the form included with this letter, or call us at (786) 888-PRAY (7729).
We truly appreciate your faithful support to our ministry. As you are finalizing your finances for 2016, would you please consider an extra year-end gift? As you know, we are working hard to reach the children and families in our community, and your financial support makes that possible. Our goal is to grow so we can fulfill our mandate to take the message of Jesus out to the world. Your gift can help us reach that goal faster.
We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year. May Jesus richly bless you this season and throughout the coming new year.
Rich and Robyn Wilkerson