Abundant Living Faith Center to Give Away Toys

Abundant Living Faith Center to Give Away Toys

POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:41am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:24pm

EL PASO - Thousands of underprivileged children in El Paso will have a brighter Christmas this year.

The Abundant Living Faith Center is giving away more than 20,000 brand-new toys Thursday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. And 7 p.m.

Newborns to 10 year-olds will receive two toys, children will also get to see a short-version of of the musical production "Toy Store."

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The real Christmas story is the story of God's becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. "But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

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