by Anne Hansen

Christmas is a time of joy for most families. I love everything about Christmas and especially setting up my more than 45 Christmas nativity sets around the house!

The birth of a child is joy in its purest form. Jesus’ birth was a time of not only joy but a time of sacrifice for God. He sent his beloved Son to earth to be one of us and to bring joy, peace and the assurance of his love for all the earth. Every nativity set I have seen shows the joy, peace and love of this blessed child in the faces of its characters.

This year, Lutheran Tract Mission (LTM) has produced a new nativity set for you to press out and set up to share the joy of Jesus’ birth. For a $2 donation per set, you can give one to children, family, friends, the elderly, playgroups and congregation members to enjoy.

RANGE OF RESOURCES READY FOR OUTREACH

Remember to look through LTM’s extensive range of Christmas resources, including those listed below. These resources are designed for you to share in schools, aged-care facilities, hospitals, and congregations, and as an outreach into your community. We want to provide a variety of ways for our church members and others to reach those around them with the joy that God brings us at Christmas. Look at our website to find what you need for your ministry: www.ltm.org.au

We also enjoy hearing how you use the LTM resources in your ministry. Feel free to share with us how God is working!

CHECK THESE OUT!

  • Magnetic nativity set ($3 donation)
  • Christmas chatterbox (25c donation)
  • 15 Christmas stickers ($1 donation)
  • Two different Christmas Advent sticker calendars ($1 donation each)
  • The free downloadable Advent devotional ‘Gifts from God’
  • And more than 100 other Christmas tracts in the form of leaflets, postcards, bookmarks and text cards

Anne Hansen is Lutheran Tract Mission Development Officer.

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