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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She formerly owned a Social Marketing & Business Coaching company, and is now passionate about guiding you to your promised land. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm. Follow...

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  1. Stephanie,
    This line really hit me: “Their response to seeing God’s light was to follow and to give. ” If I am to be a wise person, I need to see and read His word, follow Him, and then give back to others who are less fortunate than me. The Bible is clear about looking after the orphans and the widows. As the founder of Redeemer Christian Foundation, we minister to orphans and destitute children in the Middle East. We dare to go where few will go – into a dark corner of the world void of the light of Christ – to reach the forgotten and the lost. We provide our own Christmas Program including giving children the only gift they will receive at Christmas. Operation Christmas Child (shoeboxes) deemed where we are operating as “too dangerous to go.” Our school transforms lives with the love of Jesus and the hope that a Christian education provides. It combats human trafficking. It is House of Hope. If you’d like to learn more …http://redeemerinc.org
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Done. Jesus said “Let the little children come to me.” I want to help. I am so not in need of any more stuff this year. These children need to know Jesus.

      • Gail,
        Thank you so much…you are a woman of your word. Thanks for pouring out love on these precious children and letting them know that they are not forgotten this Christmas. They are so hungry for the light and love of Christ in this part of the world and we are so thankful for the hedge of protection that God has placed around us that we can be harbingers of the Good News. Thanks to you, I guarantee, that lives are being transformed! God bless you…
        Advent Blessings,
        Bev xx

  2. In your prayer you thank God for including us in bringing heaven to earth. What an awesome privilege that is, to participate with Him in the work He’s doing to transform lives! With you I ask God to bow my heart (my desires), schedule, and finances before Jesus. May I be ready and willing to “help and empower, support and give to those He loves”–wherever I go. Thank you, Stephanie, for a needful refocus on what’s important!

  3. Oh how true your statement is… I think we are all guilty of discovering we …shop for ourself …! It’s the time of year when everything glitters and the stores are full of merchandise that catch our eyes instead of the gift we need for others…
    Keeping our eyes on Jesus and what gift He would like us to buy for others , being available to help the sick, lonely, widows , giving to orphans, needy is exactly where Jesus would focus.
    Lord God..please keep my eyes and heart, in the right direction and my ears in tune to listen and obey with a generous giving spirit. Amen
    Have a Blessed Christmas ..Giving brings more JOY than receiving.

  4. Stephanie,

    I have a friend whose grandson amazing. He is constantly thinking of others. This year he said he didn’t need anything for Christmas but wanted to buy a gift for a child in need. Wow & at only 6 years old. He has great parents & grandparents.

    Over the past several years I have been doing angel tree gifts. I feel blessed to help those in need. I don’t really “need” anything. These children could use some nice items. For two years now I have done “senior” angel tree. Same idea as angel tree, but for senior citizens. One year I got two nice outfits for a woman & this year I got an electric blanket for a man-it was what he asked for. Seniors are often forgotten this time of year. So many are widows or widowers & live alone. My hubby & I sponsor a child from Ninos De Mexico-orphanage in Mexico. I always send money so she can buy a gift for herself. God has blessed me so much over the years & now it’s my turn to give back to the world. Wanting to share His light & love to this sin dark world.

    Blessings 🙂