In case you haven't heard, we are once again going to do our Advent Conspiracy at Northridge this Christmas.
The idea is this… Christmas has become totally commercialized and is primarily about money and stuff in our culture. So – what would happen if we – at Northridge – conspired to take Christmas back and make it about giving to those with the greatest needs? That is what God did. He gave His Son to those of us with the greatest needs (sinners). So what if we all took some money that we were going to spend on gifts and instead gave to those with the greatest needs.
This year – we will be focusing on some local ministries again. But instead of multiple international ones, we are partnering with a village in one of the neediest parts of the world – Chad, Africa.
In fact, I'm posting this blog from N'Djamena, the capital of Chad. I am here for a few days with Nate Bantle to explore the needs of a village in eastern Chad. Those in the village are Darfur refugees (from Sudan). I can't wait to tell everyone at Northridge about it.
We landed a few hours ago (after 26 hours of travel from Rochester). We now are staying at a hotel as we await a UN plane we will take tomorrow to get to the east side of Chad.
I'm looking forward to filling you in on the details!
Please pray for us.