IM Launches Global Gift Program for Christmas Gifts

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IM Launches Global Gift Program for Christmas Gifts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/7/12)—Individuals and families who want to help a child or family in need this Christmas can purchase a Global Gift from American Baptist International Ministries (IM) 2012 Global Gift wish list. 

This year’s wish list includes meaningful gifts that would bring a smile to the face of many on a Christmas shopping list, including nieces, nephews, coaches, Sunday school teachers, librarians, favorite aunts and uncles, hairdressers, and so many others.

Each gift is fun to give and very much needed somewhere in the world.  Gift-givers may choose from among 20 different items, including: a pig for a child in Haiti ($60); personal hygiene kits for maids in Lebanon (three for $90); four books for a classroom in Japan ($100); hot lunches for one preschooler for a year in Thailand ($160). A family or group may even want to chip in to sponsor a worthy student for a year in a seminary in Cost Rica ($4,210).  What a wonderful way to demonstrate Christ’s desire to give and to receive love!

Gifts are available starting at $28. The complete wish list can be found by visiting, and clicking on Global Gifts.  Each gift has been selected by a missionary or partner because they know the deepest needs and desires of the people they serve.  The Global Gift program also invites gifts for individual IM missionaries, or to help those who are in greatest need as determined by IM.

This year gift-givers can download a Global Gifts Bring Blessing Certificate to present to the recipient informing them of the gift purchased in their honor. Gift choices must be made by December 31, 2012.

For more information, contact Catherine Nold:

American Baptist International Ministries (IM) was organized in 1814 as the first Baptist international mission agency in America. It began its pioneer mission work in Burma and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas serving more than 1,800 long-term and short-term missionaries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God, and change their worlds through the power of the Spirit. It works with respected partners in over 70 countries in ministries that meet human need. 
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.