What Does the Christmas Story Mean to a Child in Uganda?

12/06/13

The story of the birth of Jesus is relevant to our children in countless ways. For an orphaned, abandoned, neglected, or impoverished child in Uganda, the birth of Christ is the message of hope to them who had given up in life. It is deliverance from the past of despondency and destruction masterminded by war. It is freedom from marginalization, poverty, and above all, sin. 

 
For children who have lost their families, Christ's birth means acceptance
       For children in Uganda who have lost their families, Christ's birth means the grand adoption into God's family.
 
And for children who have lost so many members of their family, Christ's birth means to them the grand adoption into God's family—here represented by the Children of the Nations (COTN) family. Brothers and sisters in Christ in Uganda and all over the world are now caring for them and praying for them—all because Christ came to live and die for us.
 
Their embrace of Jesus in their lives now creates an environment in which they are being raised to become the future leaders of tomorrow. Here in Uganda, Christ's advent is bringing forth a new era to the human race of peace, joy, righteousness, and transformation in all facets of life! 
 
When you sponsor children or give in other ways, you're welcoming needy children
 When you sponsor children or give in other ways, you're welcoming needy children into your family and God's family. 
 
To you, our partners, Christ's advent has meant new opportunities to express love to those in need, to a hurting world. Christ broke all barriers so we can serve his children across cultures. Christ has shown the way of sacrificial life, selflessness, service, commitment, and faith. Through COTN, you now have the opportunity to respond to Christ's love for humanity. Thank you for doing so! 
 
If you’re not yet a sponsor, visit this page to learn more about how you can change a child’s life today.