Six-year-old Caleb and his little brother Colby were rescued from traumatic circumstances. It was late November when the two boys, scared and confused, arrived at a BCH cottage. Cottage parents Adam and Sian Saunders greeted them with clean pajamas and
Adam’s famous grilled-cheese sandwiches. The Saunders were real-life heroes to the boys who were not used to adults being loving and kind.
With Christmas just around the corner, the cottage was decorated from top to bottom and a big, brightly-lit Christmas tree in the living room. The brothers had never experienced a “Merry” Christmas before and were thrilled when they filled out their wish lists. On Christmas Eve, the Saunders took their cottage children for a van ride to see Christmas lights.
“What presents are you hoping to receive tomorrow morning?” Sian asked as they rode around the neighborhood. When it was Colby’s turn, the four year old said, “I want a Batman bike!” (This was not an item on his wish list.) Sian didn’t blink, God had already granted the young boy’s desire—they had an extra bicycle—it was a Batman bike. On Christmas morning, Colby sped up and down the cottage driveway on his new Batman bike proclaiming, “This is the best Christmas ever!”
As a Christmas sponsor, you become a child’s hero. Your faithful Christmas gift demonstrates to children like Colby and Caleb that they are valued so much that all their needs are met and they can
experience a joyous holiday season.
Know that your Christmas sponsorship will be matched dollar for dollar through our $250,000 challenge gift. During this critical time when uncertainty is swirling in the world around us, your gift in the life of a hurting child will have double the impact. Thank you!
To give a gift towards the Matching Gift Challenge, click here.