It’s the season of giving, yet it seems that most the time, people end up more stressed than filled with good cheer. What if this season, we took the focus off ourselves (and filling up the space underneath the Christmas tree) and took time to bring good cheer and make a difference in the world around us?
Today starts the 12 days of Christmas, Go Style.
Over the next twelve days, we will be releasing 12 ways that you can spread good cheer and make a difference in your local community and globally.
Day 1: Go Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
Get outside of your comfort zone, go volunteer at your local homeless shelter. Be a listening ear to those who just need a friend this season.
"He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done." Proverbs 19:17
Day 2: Cards with purpose
Give a gift that matters. Make a donation in honor of your loved ones and help spread the message of Christ in the world. With each donation of $25 we will send you a four pack of Christmas cards that you can in turn give to friends and family indicating that a donation has been made in their honor. Order Now.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been give to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Day 3: Inspire someone to dream today; give them a Top 100 book.
We all have dreams and adventures that we want to go in life. Today, encourage one or two of your friends to pursue their dreams. Reassure them that the dreams they have deep down in their hearts are God given dreams. Give them a Top 100 book so that they have a place to right down all the dreams that they have. It’s been said that if you write down you’re dreams, you’ll be more likely to accomplish. So go out into your world and inspire people.Click here to get your Top 100 book now!
1 Thessalonians 5.11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.
Day 4: Be a voice to the voiceless and bring hope to the nations. Sign up for a missions trip with Go International.
We live in a world that is searching for hope; that is in need of a light to cast out the darkness. This year come be a light to the nations. Join Go International as we travel to the nations bringing the message of Jesus Christ.Click here to learn more about Go Missions.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns”.
Day 5: Buy a gift certificate of $5-$25 in value from a grocery store and give it to someone in need.
If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks. Deut. 15:7
Day 6: Join the 120 Campaign
Buy a parcel. Build a farm.
Individuals across the country are partnering with Go to build a farm for an orphanage in Cambodia by purchasing 1 parcel of land for $100. The farm that is built will have the ability to support and sustain an orphanage of 80 children.Today, be a part of creating lasting change in the lives of Cambodian orphans by purchasing a parcel for land this Christmas for $100.“Learn to do right!
Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
Isaiah 1.17BUY A PARCEL
Day 7: Gather your old clothes and donate them to a charity organization.
No matter who you are, you probably have clothes that you don’t use anymore. Instead of letting them sit in your closet, donate them to charity. Get your friends and family involved too.Those who are kind to the poor lend to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. [Psalm 19.17]Day 8: 10 for 10 Campaign
The 10 for 10 campaign is a simple campaigned designed to raise $100 for orphan projects. Ask ten people you know to sponsor you in this campaign for $10. The money you raise will go directly to making a difference in the lives of Cambodian and Haitian orphans.
Learn to do right! Seek justice! Encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Day 9: Sticky Inspiration
We all have those days where we could use a little random encouragement. Get some post its and write some encouraging or inspirational notes on them-- take them and post them around your town in random places that people will find them.
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13
Day 10: Light the World
Help bring light to the darkness and buy a Light the world T-Shirt to support global missions.
Want to make a global impact this Christmas? Purchase a Light the World T-shirt that will help bring the message of Jesus to the nations.
Day 11: Memory Lane
The easiest way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loudly for all to hear. The world is full of lonely people. Go to a local nursing home today and spread some Christmas cheer. Pass out cookies, flowers, candy, or sing carols to the residents. Strike up a conversation and reminisce with the residents about their favorite Christmas memories.
Day 12: Change for Change
Take the day, next week, or even next month to collect loose change for global initiatives. Go around your community and ask those around you to donate their spare change to support global orphan projects.
"Speak up for the people who have no voice,
for the rights of all the down-and-outers.
Speak out for justice!
Stand up for the poor and destitute!"