100 Christmas Dollies: #GivingTuesday

Have you heard about #GivingTuesdayGiving Tuesday was created to unite us all in a day of generosity, to make a difference in the world any way we choose to at the start of this busy holiday season. Every year Surprised by Hope officially launches its 100 Christmas Dolly campaign on #GivingTuesday and we’d like you to join us.

What is the 100 Christmas Dolly campaign?
We identify a pastor and his or her church members who are applying what they learned from our Entrepreneurship Series in actively constructing their church. You join together with us in sponsoring unique, handmade dollies for children from that church and the surrounding community.

Pastor Menza and PEMA Church were the 2016 gift recipients, but their story is so dramatic we love sharing it here too.

Your gift applied in red to two-thirds of the roof on the new structure.

Notice that Pr James is slowly adding layers to his walls
in preparation for adding a roof.

This is the original PEMA church building.
Isaiah 54 in practice. THAT is faith!
On Christmas Day, we share a holiday meal with the church and community members, and we share the story of the nativity with the children. Each child receives a dolly—perhaps his or her only Christmas present—to remember the free gift we received in Jesus Christ. Finally, your giving allows you to join hands across the ocean in adding to the construction of that very church building.

What should you do?

What will Surprised by Hope do?
  • Provide a Christmas meal for church families.
  • Share a child-sized story of the Nativity.
  • Match one dolly per child from that church according to the number sponsored.
  • Send you a picture of the child with your sponsored dolly.
  • Provide materials to the church for their construction project.
  • Post follow up stories as construction proceeds.

Join us on #GivingTuesday and give a gift with lasting meaning.