As we enter this Christmas season, we reflect on the greatest gift the world has ever received: Jesus Christ. John 3:16 tells us, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Even though we were enemies with God, He loving pursued us and gave His Son, so that we could become His beloved children forever. Because Jesus came to earth and lived the life we couldn't, died the death we deserved and rose from the dead victoriously, we can have an intimate relationship with the God who created us through faith. This is the good news that we celebrate every Christmas! As a church, we love to be generous because it is one way that we get to show the world a clearer glimpse of who God is and what He has done.
This Christmas we will be celebrating "Give Love" for our 3rd year in a row! Since Restored Church formed in 2012, we have taken the opportunity of Christmas to give above and beyond our normal giving to specific people, ministries, or places that we feel called to. This year we are hoping to raise $!5,000, so that we can bless 3 different ministries. We will be dividing our "Give Love" special offering in two primary ways: Church planting and social justice.
Half of the money raised for "Give Love" this year will be given to our South Bay church plant as they continue to make disciples and share the good news with the men and women of South Bay. The other half will be divided between two social justice causes that we are excited to support: ZOE and ROLL Call. ZOE is an international Christian ministry that rescues and cares for orphans and children from human trafficking. ROLL Call is a local Christian ministry that serves and blesses homeless families in Downtown San Diego by providing meals and gifts for families who do not have the resources to do so for Christmas.
Please join us as we seek to show the world the grace and love of Jesus through our generous and sacrificial giving!