Again, you have overwhelmed our offices with Magi gifts! This year 19,612 children will recieve a Christmas present because of you! Healing Hands is blessed to have so many wonderful partners willing to use their hands to share God's love. These Magi gifts will bless children in Honduras, Haiti, Romania, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico and, for the first time ever, Zambia.
On December 10th the Healing Hands crew left Nashville and headed to Mission Lazarus in Honduras. Over the next week they were able to visit numerous congregations and deliver Magi gifts. Many of these children have never before been given a Christmas present of their own. Their parents beam with pride as they watch their kids walk up to receive their gifts. One of my favorite memories from last year's Magi trip was being bear-hugged by a mother as she repeatedly said, "Gracias, gracias!" The Magi Project does much more than just deliver boxes filled with "stuff." We are being the hands of Christ and leaving a lasting impression on these children, their parents and the entire community.
Sean Judge, Warehouse Manager for Healing Hands, commented, "We leave behind smiling faces and take home memories to last a lifetime." Regardless of their nationality, kids are kids and they all desire to be loved. The Magi Project provides the perfect opportunity for each of us to show God's love to these families.
These pictures are just a few from this year's trip to Honduras. Check back next week for the debut of the Magi 2012 Photo Album. You won't want to miss the smiles you put on these children's faces! Until then, if you haven't seen the Magi video, check it out!
If you would like to get involved with the Magi Project, email Lori Kovach or call 615.832.2000. There is always a need for more Magi gifts! Thank you, for yet again, reaching out to even more children than ever before!