With Christmas spending on target to once again hit a trillion dollars this year, GFA World is urging North Americans not to forget the world’s poor.
“For hundreds of millions of children across Asia, Christmas is a time when they’re forgotten,” said Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder of GFA World.
GFA has launched its 2020 Forgotten Christmas campaign -- where you may order a free Christmas gift catalogue and watch this inspiring video -- in an effort to bring back the true meaning of Christmas and give hope to others.
For so many children in Asia, this Christmas morning will be like any other day -- scavenging through trash piles...
- Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Last year through Forgotten Christmas and GFA World’s Christmas Gift Catalogue, over 260,000 life-changing gifts were given to some of the poorest families in Asia, gifts such as chickens, goats and sewing machines, that help lift men, women and children out of extreme poverty.
“For so many children in Asia, this Christmas morning will be like any other day -- scavenging through trash piles for scraps and anything they can recycle, just to help feed their family,” Yohannan said.
“As families throughout the world prepare for their Christmas feast, we’re asking them to also remember the least -- the poor whom Jesus called ‘the least of these.’”
“Forgotten Christmas is a time to reflect on the real difference we’re making in the world, especially in light of the massive amount spent on the holiday in the West,” Yohannan said.
Last year, North Americans spent more than a trillion dollars on Christmas, an average of over $1,500 per family, and purchased more than 30 million Christmas trees.
A single gift of compassion can help communicate the love of God to one person, one family, or even an entire village.
- Dr. K.P. Yohannan
"Forgotten Christmas is about making Christmas Christ-centred again,” said Yohannan, whose faith-based organization has served the poor in Asia for four decades.
“A single gift of compassion can help communicate the love of God to one person, one family, or even an entire village,” said the missions leader and author of Never Give Up. “We can so easily forget the real reason for the season is putting Christ at the centre and giving others hope.”
From our GFA family to yours, we wish you a very blessed and Merry Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of our precious Saviour!