Day 15: Share a handcrafted gift

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Last holiday season, American Idol winner Kris Allen visited Zakale Creations in Kenya — a small business that hand-crafts new items out of old ones and brings them back to life. Today, we challenge you to do the same!

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Today’s challenge: Make a handcrafted gift for someone.

 

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” —Revelation 21:5

 

Making old things new

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    Day 14: Share a memory

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    Would rabbits make a good Christmas gift? In today’s video, three kids from the United States consider what it might be like to give someone rabbits for Christmas. They would certainly be a memorable gift!

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    Today’s challenge: Share with a friend why a gift they gave you was memorable

     

    “Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. —Matthew 2:11b (NIV)

     

    Share #joy through rabbits

     

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      Day 12: Share the wealth

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      A year ago, we received this amazing letter from one of our donors. Check out what Amy’s three girls did to be able to follow God’s lead to give, and how “the faith of a child is more powerful than the ‘logic’ of a parent.”

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      Today’s challenge: Give up something and use that money to bring joy to someone else.

       

      “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” —Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)

       

      A letter to World Vision

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      Dear World Vision,

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        Day 11: Share a compliment

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        Piglets from World Vision’s Gift Catalog helped change the Alegre family’s future in Bolivia. Read how a simple gift brought them hope and joy, and how they’re sharing that joy with others!

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        Today’s challenge: Multiply your joy by giving three people an unexpected compliment today.

         

        “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” —Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)

         

        Alive and multiplied

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          Day 9: Share something sweet

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          One of the ways that World Vision helps to share joy in communities around the world is by providing beehives to entrepreneurs. Raising bees helps them learn new skills, pollinate their crops, and produce honey that they can eat and sell. Today, read about World Vision beekeepers in Mongolia!

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          Today’s challenge: Give someone something sweet! Some ideas: chocolate, cookies, candy canes…or even a sweet gesture, like giving someone flowers.

           

          "Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." —Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)

           

          A bee-guaranteed life

          After driving two hours through beautiful scenery, we arrived at a place in Mongolia where bees were swarming.

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            Day 6: Share a video

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            Why are chickens important? In this World Vision Gift Catalog video, four kids consider the value of donkeys, rabbits, and chickens — animals that donors can give through the catalog to a family that needs them.

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            Today’s challenge: Share this video with a friend to bring joy to their day!

             

            “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” —Isaiah 11:6 (NIV)

             

            Share joy through donkeys, rabbits, and chickens

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              Day 2: Share thanks

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              For Cyber Monday today and #GivingTuesday tomorrow, we’re recommending our Top 5 items from the World Vision Gift Catalog. See which ones we chose as our favorites … maybe they’ll be yours, too!

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              Today’s challenge: Make a list! Share with us the top five things that you're thankful for this year by commenting below.

               

              "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." –Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

               

              Five Christmas gift ideas to fight poverty and honor loved ones

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                Day 1: Share joy with the world

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                Starting today, you can "Share joy with the world" by participating in daily challenges from now until Christmas. Follow our Advent-inspired holiday project over the next 25 days by subscribing to the blog and checking back every day for a new story and challenge.

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                Today’s challenge: Share with us a Bible verse that brings you joy in the comments section below!

                 

                Here's ours:

                "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." –John 10:10 (NIV)

                 

                What you share is what you value

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                  Top 8: Alternative graduation gifts from World Vision’s Gift Catalog

                  Are you looking for an alternative gift for your recent or soon-to-be graduate? Something meaningful, something that will make a real difference in the world while honoring this milestone in their education?

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                    A father becomes a leader

                    On this Father’s Day, join us in celebrating the success of the World Vision-supported project “The Father Program” in Sri Lanka, which is now starting up in four other countries! Surendralingam is one of the fathers who has turned his life around by applying what he learned from this program.

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                    Old habits do not die hard for Surendralingam, who lives in Maskeliya, Sri Lanka.

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