Happy Lunar New Year! We always wish to have a good start in the beginning of the year, so we will make the wishes or set the goals to make the changes. However, we often have limitations from our circumstance. It is not always possible for us to change just from on our own efforts, so we need the help from others.
The Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated festivals for children, because the elderly will give them red pockets for new-year blessings. No matter how naughty or shy the children are in the rest of the year, they will greet their parents and elderly to get a red pocket.
Once, there was a three-year-old girl who offered to share her red packet money with the needy in Africa. The money could bring her another new dress, but it could also provide several basic meals or the one and only piece of new clothing for some Africans. A new dress would be an icing on the cake, yet this little girl chose to share what she had.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
During Chinese New Year, people would bless each other with good will. CEDAR Fund has also prepared some special red packets for you to send blessings to children and those struggling in distress.
“I hope my child will be caring and willing to share,”- probably the wish of many of the new generation of parents today. With Chinese New Year just around the corner, apart from sharing candies, toys or books with friends, children can also take part in CEDAR’s ‘Pass the “Gut” – Goodness．Gracious’ Campaign, learning more about the needs of the poor from afar, and contributing their red packet to share the joy with others.
‘The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.’ (Numbers 6:24-26)
Chinese New Year is here. Have you thought about how to bless the poor around the world in some tangible ways that will enhance their health, safety and livelihood? Join ‘Red Packet Campaign’ and ‘Pass the “Gut” – Goodness．Gracious’ Campaign, transforming your superfluous red packet money into a gift that can meet some basic needs of the poor.