Alternative Christmas Gifts


Alternative Christmas Gifts: meeting special and immediate needs through VMMissions

Each year, VMMissions workers propose projects to meet some special or immediate need for our Alternative Christmas Gifts program. These mission “alternatives” also
enable VMMissions workers at home and around the world to enhance their ministries. These projects range in scope and are ideal for individuals, families, Sunday School classes, small groups or entire congregations to consider.
By clicking on the gift options below, you will be redirected to a form to specify your gift, and by clicking “Submit” you will be transferred to a PayPal page. You may make an online donation. If you prefer, you may instead send a check made out to Virginia Mennonite Missions (601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802) with the project designated in the memo line.

2017 Alternative Christmas Gifts

$10Children's Bible for Sunday SchoolSteve and Laura CampbellMontenegro (Europe)
$20Pizza party for Nam Yuen neighborsSteve Horst and Bethany TobinThailand (Asia)
$20Illustrated children’s Bible for familySteve Horst and Bethany TobinThailand (Asia)
$10Food for persecuted Pakistani Christians detained and seeking
asylum in Bangkok
Steve Horst and Bethany TobinThailand (Asia)
$30Three meals for a Latino leader attending an annual retreat
Mennonite Hispanic InitiativeUSA
$48Sponsors a Latino leader for one Anabaptist Biblical Institute study courseMennonite Hispanic InitiativeUSA
$30Blanket and hot water bottle for refugees without heatTaryn ZanderMiddle East
$30Treat a malnourished child in the Bundi Nutrition programBrent and Alisha JusticeUganda (Africa)
$25Per discipleship book, Bible, or board game for ministriesDavid and Rebekka StutzmanGermany (Europe)
$10Per plate for an outreach Thanksgiving dinner for neighbors and friends Shawn and Laura GreenItaly (Europe)
$1Baby chick for eggs, income, and food for the students & staffMaranatha School for the DeafJamaica (Latin America and Caribbean)
$40Sponsor a month of a child’s tuition at Maranatha School for the DeafMaranatha School for the DeafJamaica (Latin America and Caribbean)
$15Week of vitamins and milk for prenatal groupYugo and Grace PrasetyoSoutheast Asia
$25Children’s vitamins per month at Ramah HarapanYugo and Grace PrasetyoSoutheast Asia
$40Children’s milk per month at Ramah HarapanYugo and Grace PrasetyoSoutheast Asia
$20Sponsor a Roma (Gyspy) student's meals at Lezha Academic Center (LAC) for a monthKlementina ShahiniAlbania (Europe)
$10Bible for an LAC studentKlementina ShahiniAlbania (Europe)
$40Sponsor a child’s tuition at the Joshua Center for one monthNorma TelesAlbania (Europe)


If you have questions, please email Steve Leaman or call (540) 434-9727 or (800) 707-5535.


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