Celebrate a Courageous Christmas with Week of Compassion!

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined."-Isaiah 9:2

If this was a year for anything, it was the year to be overwhelmed.

From El Salvador to Haiti, Pakistan to Nashville, Chile to Iowa, 2010 has been a year of overwhelming disasters.

Families struggling, whether in a Central American village or North American suburb-news reports and neighborhood conversations seem to tell the same story.

Now the Christmas season...or at least ads for the Christmas season...are upon us, and we find ourselves overwhelmed by an increasingly packed calendar, menus to prepare, presents to purchase, and all sorts of gatherings of families and friends.

This Christmas, Week of Compassion invites you to be overwhelmed by something else:

JOY!

This Christmas, what if you gave the gift of clean water, the gift of a new start after a severe flood, the gift of a new way to feed and support your family? 

We invite you to share your passion for making a difference in the world by giving a Courageous Christmas gift on behalf of someone this holiday season

Week of Compassion will send you a Courageous Christmas Card to give to those you are honoring this Christmas with your generous gift.

This Christmas, we invite you to become overwhelmed by Courageous Compassion, and partner with us to make the light of Christmas joy shine all over the world.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." --John 1:5

For a single gift requiring multiple acknowledgements, please contact Elaine at ecleveland@woc.disciples.org.