And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7a). What do you think of when you hear those words? Christmas? The birth of the Christ Child? Your salvation?

You would be right about all of those things. Yet, there are many people who do not know Jesus as their Savior. Those words are as foreign to them as Shakespeare’s words might be to you. This is why the LWML continues to support the work of missionaries through grants, so that others might become just as familiar with the Christmas story as you are.

I think about the children who will be impacted with LWML Mission Grant #9, Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation at Fort Washakie in Wyoming. The children of the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes need to hear about the birth of the Christ Child so that they, too, can rejoice that their Savior is born. Yes, the Savior is born, and that message continues to be shared through the LWML.

Merry Christmas!

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