Christmas Is

Dec 21, 2017

Beth Guckenberger

Christmas Is…

A Nigerian daughter, reading to her widowed mom the Christmas story in English, having been prepared for a future in the village education center.  A Nigerian boy, who this year will receive a personal gift in a home aptly named Destiny.

An Indian child, who feels for the first time she has a bed in a place she considers her home.  An Indian mother, who sends her children to a feeding center, knowing they will be nourished in body and spirit.

A Mexican boy, attending church for the first time with his new foster family. A Mexican girl, wrapping up her report card to share with her mentor, a local volunteer who tutors her each week.

A Haitian boy, turning off the lights in his bedroom, made possible by the new solar panels hanging off the roof. A Haitian girl, feeling safe to share her feelings in her nurture group.

A Hope Education graduate, happy to have a few days off from her new professional job. A Hope Education student, finishing his exams with the satisfaction he completed successfully another semester.

A “strong family” sitting under a new roof, feeling supported by the Back2Back community who comes alongside of them.

Christmas is God’s best story, told this year around the world through the thousands of prayers, gifts, hugs and words you share.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Beth is an author, speaker and mom. She and her husband, Todd, serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. Beth frequently travels and speaks at conferences drawing on her vast experiences with adoption, foster care, spiritual care, and non-profit leadership, serving and living internationally for over 15 years. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, Beth and Todd have raised ten children.

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