Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.Luke 2:9-10
Rudi International is wrapping up another year of ministry and the school year, though rife with struggles nationwide, is well under way. We are thankful for each and every one who sponsors a child/children through Rudi Education. The Christmas project, not only ministers to our sponsored children, but also is our biggest outreach of the year. Christmas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is more of a religious festival rather than being commercial. Most people won’t have any presents.
Christmas Eve is very important with Churches having big musical evenings, church services, and a nativity play. On Christmas day, most families try to have a better meal than usual. Unfortunately, for many families this is very difficult.
Rudi International understands the ‘Good News’ that brings ‘Great Joy’ for ALL THE PEOPLE. While many will come for the meal, they will hear about this good news from the Rudi International team of volunteers who gladly serve year after year on this project. This is also a great opportunity for the parents of our students to hear this message as well.
Every year our Christmas Project feeds over 500 in the community. The JOY of the faces of the children – as they eat and celebrate through dancing and games is a true representation of the very reason that God sent His only Son into the world. Our Christmas project represents God’s love in a tangible way as we become servants and love the least of these. It brings JOY to hard circumstances. It brings GOOD NEWS to the lost. It lets a community know the type of love that our Savior gave His life for.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
Will you help us bring JOY to Eastern DR Congo this Christmas? What if a simple meal changes a life for an eternity? What if a smile from one of our Rudi volunteers lets a child know how cared for and loved they are? Year after year, we watch God take the JOY of giving $10, $20, $25, $100 or more – and multiply it to provide all the needs to put on this Christmas Project. I just ask that you prayerfully consider spreading JOY across the world – uniting the family of God – in a global celebration of our Savior’s birth.
Note to our US partners: this year we were unable to partner with Sacred Portions for this event and donations WILL NOT be tax deductible. We hope to find a new partner for this project by next year. You will be able to donate securely through PayPal, directly on Rudi International’s website. Rudi International is a registered NGO in the DR Congo but currently does not have a 501 status in the US.