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Dear Celebration Family:

David is a young man who faithfully reaches people with the gospel in his Hindu nation of India, but he also has a burden for the people in the neighboring nation of Nepal. Nepal is a Buddhist country that prohibits people from trying to convert their citizens to any other type of religious faith, and the penalty for doing so is imprisonment. Yet David is so concerned that people in Nepal will have a chance to go to Heaven that he regularly goes into that country to share the gospel, disciple believers, and train Christian leaders. And God is using him and those who work with him to start churches and lead lots of people in India and Nepal to the Lord.

Anna is the Executive Director of Crossroads NOLA, a foster care ministry in the New Orleans region that ministers to children who have been removed from the care of their parents because of abuse or neglect. She says, “On any given day there are 4,800 children in foster care in Louisiana and only 2,200 certified foster families.  And the lack of foster families means the most vulnerable children in our state are often moved around geographically and can go from family to family rather than experiencing the stability of one foster home. We want to provide those children with a loving home environment where they can learn about the love that God has for them and how Jesus can change their lives.” 

Javier is a young Pastor from the Dominican Republic who grew up on the streets of New York City. In his young adult years, he turned to a life of crime and wound up in Federal prison, where he received Jesus as his Savior. After serving his sentence Javier was extradited to the Dominican Republic, but he continued living for the Lord. He attended the training program that our Church provides for young Pastors in that nation, and now he started a new Church there, opened up a Drug/Alcohol Rehab for people, and has a Christian radio program.

These three stories remind us of the type of missionaries and ministries we support at Celebration Church. They represent many people around the world who are doing everything they can to help and reach the hurting and lost people of their region. And those are the types of missionaries and ministries that are helped through our annual Christmas/Missions Offering.

Our regular tithes and offerings are used to support compassion ministry to hurting people in our region, evangelistic efforts throughout the region, worship services and ministries for the people of Celebration Church, discipleship and family ministries for children and adults, and to pay our Churches facility, insurance and operating costs. Regular tithes and offerings are also used to support missionaries and missions ministries on a monthly basis. Our Church needs the faithful and generous support of our people if we are to continue to serve our people and our communities as we’ve done in times past. But we also want people to give to our Christmas/Missions Offering in the months of November and December that goes directly to support missionaries and missions projects like those mentioned above.

This year’s EVERYONE NEEDS JESUS Christmas/Missions Offering will help:

  • Families that have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Ida
  • Compassion ministries such as Orphanages and Foster Care ministries
  • Missionaries and Ministries here in New Orleans and Missionaries serving with the North American Mission and International Mission Boards
  • Local Missions Projects (i.e., Serve Days and other Ministry events)
  • Our Life Transformation Center that provides help and encouragement in many ways to children, teens, and senior adults in the Hollygrove/Dixon community
  • Provide training to Pastors and Church Leaders nationally and internationally
  • Provide Benevolence Funding for the elderly and disadvantaged
  • Support the distribution of Bibles around the world through the Gideon’s Ministry

 Our goal for our 2021 EVERYONE NEEDS JESUS Christmas Missions offering is $100,000, which will go directly to support the projects and initiatives mentioned above. It’s been our Church’s practice to ask everyone to give an amount above their regular tithe to this annual Christmas Missions. If every adult and teen in our Church family would give an offering the equivalent of what they would give to a family member for Christmas we would meet our Everyone Needs Jesus Christmas Offering goal. And we believe the Lord will bless those who are generous in supporting causes like those mentioned above.

 After reading this letter, please pray about what the Lord wants you to give to these ministry and missions projects. As you receive direction from the Lord, plan to give generously to the Everyone Needs Jesus Christmas Offering by giving online at www.celebrationchurch.org/give (select your campus then designate Christmas Offering) or by using the Everyone Needs Jesus offering envelope that are found in our Worship Centers.

Thank you for being a Church family that cares about the hurting people of our world. And thanks for practicing the principle that Jesus advocated in Acts 20:35 when He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  

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Gratefully yours,

Dennis Watson

Dennis Watson

Lead Pastor, Celebration Church

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