TO: Our Beneficiaries, our generous local and American supporters, our committed Executive Board Members , Stakeholders and also to our dedicated hard-working staff members.
FROM: Carryou Ministry’s General Manager, Executive Board , Management Team and Staff force
CELEBRATION OF GOD’S STAR CHILD WHO WILL ARISE AN SAVE ALL NATIONS
The birth of our once-off and matchless baby called Jesus Christ, is a forever unforgotten memory of heavenly citizens and planet earth inhabitants.
A great promise was made by the Almighty God and recorded by Moses, the great leader chosen by God of all ages called “I AM THAT I AM.”
The undertaking made by God during Moses’ era that; “There shall come a Star out of Jacob and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” - Numbers 24:17.
THE MIRACULOUS APPEARANCE OF A REMARKABLE STAR OF GUIDANCE TO JESUS’S PLACE OF BIRTH WAS MADE KNOWN TO ALL PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE ENEMIES AND THOSE WHO HAD IMMACULATE GIFTS.
Indeed the fullness of time came for the birth of this unique child occurred and his was incomparable to any child that was ever born.
He did not come out of human biology and he would not have the root of sin. He was carried by the womb of Mary, a holy woman and taken care of by the good father Joseph, who was devoted to God. He was not born from the noble, rich, class but from the ordinary and poverty-stricken ranks so that he could reach them, as they are the majority in number.
The three wise men, who were non-Jewish, were notified of this notable birth by an amazing star and they carried essential gifts to be offered to this unmatched baby.
The Star led the wise men of the East to the high political authority of Herod who had the privilege of welcoming and celebrating the birth of this God’s promised star child.
The Religious leaders and keepers of records confirmed the place of Bethlehem of Judea as the place where Jesus Christ would be born and Herod gave an unfaithful interest by also making a false undertaking that the wise men must advise him if they find the baby, so that he may acknowledge and worship him.
EXTENSION OF THE INVITATION TO ALL PEOPLE WAS GIVEN BUT WAS ONLY HONOURED BY THE FEW WHO RESPECTED AND VALUED GOD’S MESSAGE AND PROPHECY.
God did not only invite gentiles, such as wise men of the East but Herod himself, and also invited guests from his heavenly place and shepherds and all were able to celebrate, honour, acknowledge, recognise the child as a special gift to all mankind on planet earth.
THE THREE GIFTS FROM THE WISE MEN THE SPOKE OF THE VALUE AND VALUABLE PRESENTS AND ALL GENERATIONS FROM THE PAST AND NOW SHOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. TROUBLES.
GOLD was given as symbol of the high throne that Jesus occupied and was also meant to be an exchange value for money which helped Joseph , Mary and the child Jesus Christ during their stay in Egypt as refugees for two years, due to Herod’s jealousy and secret plan to assassinate the child.
FRANKINCENSE was the most important expensive aromatic perfume and its significance meant a RIGHT HEART ATTITUDE was supposed to be more important to God and it should also be accompanied by PRAYER and this will truly symbolize worship and brings pleasure to God.
MYRRH was a sticky substance taken from certain Indian trees and bushes and it was a VALUABLE COMMODITY and was traded by merchants and it was used as a SACRED ANOINTING OIL , PERFUME, BEAUTY TREATMENT, PAIN-KILLER and for EMBALMING a dead body which was usually done to high respected people when they die, as Necodemus and Joseph the businessman did when OUR Lord Jesus was buried.
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR ATTITUDE FOR THIS SEASON?
- We should have a right attitude and offer genuine gifts that are of great sustainability.
- Support the work of those who are dedicated to human development and better life
- Have a right heart attitude of WORSHIP, CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE , OBEDIENCE TO OUR GOD , and VALUE YOUR LIFE. so that others may see you as a role model.
- Rejoice purely so that God’s blessing may be upon you and warn you of secret unseen dangers, like the wise men of the east who were told by God to use a different route when going back.
A GREAT WISH OF A PROSPEROUS AND SAFE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
- We wish you the best of time during this festive season and do not forget to present the gifts to those that are poor, vulnerable and destitute
- Remember, giving an OPPORTUNITY to the enemy is to allow the evil to increase
- We thank ALL OUR AMERICAN DONORS who kept the organization alive throughout the year of 2015
- We salute our SOCIAL DEPARTMENT and our HEALTH DEPARTMENT and for offering grants to Carryou Ministry so we could continue to be of service our vulnerable people.
- We ACKNOWLEDGE the additional financial contribution made by Executive Board on monthly basis.
- We appreciate monthly donation by unnamed individual from 2010 to date.