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Keep
Christmas
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Weird
2018

 One of the best things about the weirdness of Austin is that it gives us permission to not be perfect. So, this Christmas, feel welcomed to come to Gateway just as you are. Forget about your quest to take the perfect family photo, buy the perfect gift, or perform like a perfect person. Instead, keep it weird and join us this holiday season to be inspired and filled with hope as we celebrate the story of the greatest world-changer there ever was—Jesus.

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What impact can we have for the nations?

Donations given at our Christmas services will support our no-perfect-people-allowed initiatives in Austin and around the world.

Hope for the Nations: My Impact

What do we all have in common? Consider a high-tech engineer, a Haitian orphan, a biker couple, an “untouchable” in the slums of India, a twenty-something single parent, a transient camped out under a bridge, a Muslim immigrant, a couple living together, and an atheist. What do we share? We are all imperfect people who have been invited into God’s family, to come as we are and to discover why we celebrate Christmas, why Jesus entered the world as the hope for the nations. How can you pass it on? How can we bring this hope to others, so they may receive the same gift from God?

In recent years, Gateway Church has raised $200,000 during year-end efforts like this to make a difference around the world. The first $100,000 that comes in will go to serve our global partners (see below). The next $100,000 that comes in will help local no-perfect-people initiatives to serve the physical and spiritual needs of thousands in our area. Together we can do this!

Mission of Hope seeks to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in the areas they serve. They partner with local churches in pursuing healthy people (health care, clean water, stable homes) healthy economies (business training, technical schools, farming school, seed programs) and healthy schools (teacher training, nutrition programs and curriculum development).

Our Goal

$28,000

to feed 230 children every day for a year

HOW YOUR GIVING WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

Every $120 given above and beyond will feed a kid everyday for a year. There are 80,000 kids on a waiting list for nutrition!

The mission of Impact India 360 is to help impoverished communities in rural India through holistic development programs that include orphan care, education, elderly care, medical and dental care, vocational training for young women, and pastoral training for church planters.

Our Goal

$27,000

to impact ten villages

HOW YOUR GIVING WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

$3400 supports a church planter to serve the physical and spiritual needs of a village through medical care, elder care, orphan and widow rescue and starting a church

World Relief exists to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. They train and equip local volunteers and leaders to bring change to their communities through group based programs focused on savings and micro-economics, family and marriage, agriculture, health and hygiene and much more.

Our Goal

$28,000

to train over 115 Burundi church leaders to transform lives of over 1,000 people living in poverty to serve with their unique skills in areas of microfinance, agriculture, children’s ministry, and building healthy marriages.

HOW YOUR GIVING WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

• $240 to support a church volunteer for a year
• $2,400 per year to empower a church with 10 volunteers
• $480 trains 20 church volunteers to serve with their unique skills

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself – India

It’s not uncommon to see young children working hard to provide for the family. But they often go to bed hungry in the slums. LYNY Society is trying to do something about that by feeding hungry children and providing an education for a better life. LYNY has purchased land and is building a new school to help destitute children in Vijayawada, India

 

Our Goal

$16,000

so they can move into the school they have building which is serving 100+ impoverished kids each day to have a healthy meal and receive an education.

HOW YOUR GIVING WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

Your contribution allows LYNY Society to reach the broken, forgotten, neglected, and abused people with unconditional love of God and changing their lives, and giving them bright future and hope.

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