Invite everyone this Christmas: Jostyn

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This Christmas, you can invite everyone…

You can help make sure everyone is invited to the feast, including people like Jostyn.

Jostyn was kicked out of school as a child, where he was labelled as disruptive because of his Down’s syndrome.

Jostyn, now 17, with his baby sister and Sharon Wilcox

He was dead set against going back to school, but aged 12, he agreed to try CMS mission partner Sharon Wilcox’s life skills programme.

When he first started, he thought he couldn’t do anything and spent much of his time in class sleeping on the floor.

Sharon has been working with Jostyn for almost six years, and over that time God has changed Jostyn’s life.

By teaching cooking, gardening, crafts and more, Sharon helps people like Jostyn to build self-esteem, gain independence and find new life in Jesus.

These days, he’s an active member of Sharon’s class. He has friends. He’s realised he is capable of many things and can provide for himself.

Life skills aren’t the only thing he’s learned – his faith is growing too.

For the first time, Jostyn is part of the celebration.

Please join us and support people in mission like Sharon who are including the excluded:

Your gift of £10 could support Sharon to help someone else like Jostyn begin to unlock his or her hidden potential
Your gift of £25 could support Sharon to continue to walk alongside people like Jostyn as their long wait for life to start is rewarded and they work towards independence
Your gift of £50 could help Sharon invest in someone like Jostyn over time so that his or her life changes at the deepest level

Donate today and make sure everyone’s invited

“When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind; and you will be blessed, because they are not able to pay you back. God will repay you on the day the good people rise from death.”
Luke 14:13–14,
Good News Translation

Set an #extraplace this Christmas.

Here are some serving suggestions…

PRAY:

FOR STARTERS

Pray for God’s blessing on Sharon’s work in Ecuador; pray for God to reveal the hidden potential of people like Jostyn.

GIVE:

THE MAIN COURSE

Support Sharon to continue to walk alongside people like Jostyn as their long wait for life to start is rewarded and they work towards independence.

Donate

GET ACTIVE:

FOR PUDDING

Spice it up: where is God
calling you to think or act
differently?

Download your #extraplace Christmas placemat

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