Unique Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 1 – Today’s Feature – Love In Any Language (Country of Origin: Burma)

Looking for a unique gift for friends or family this Christmas? Consider a Partners
Gift of Love! By purchasing a gift, you are directly helping the children of Burma and impacting a nation – showing them just how much they are loved! Visit http://www.love.partnersworld.org to see the gifts.

These clay nativity sets were hand-crafted by villagers in Shan State, Burma. Every set purchased is helping to support the education system there by covering the salaries of teachers where each set is made. Each set comes beautifully hand packaged with a card explaining the story behind the sets.

Click on the link below the picture to direct you to the site.

For only $25

They really are blessing us with this beautiful NATIVITY SET at such a fabulous price,

But to know that each set helps support their education system is a true JOY!

Be a real angel for some of the 100,000+ Kachin who remain displaced by internal conflict. Your gift will provide for our community support workers who make sure vulnerable women and children are cared for. As a thanks to you, you will also receive this beautiful Christmas decoration, handmade by Kachin women.

Click on the link below the picture to direct you to the site.

For only $50

I personally do not love collecting angels, but I have an extreme fondness for this one (these).  When I look at it, I don’t see a celestial being.  I see the beautiful Kachin women who’s hearts are radiant and shine in the midst of the most dismal circumstances.  I see detailed craftsmanship and hard work, with extreme attention to detail, all hand crafted by women who have lived the terrifying lives of Internally Displaced People groups.  I see dedication in the most extreme hardship.  When I look at these ornaments, I wonder about heaven, and I’m reminded that these women will be rewarded by their Heavenly Father for the sufferings that they’ve endured here in this life.  I am also reminded that they have created a beautiful piece of “light” in their darkened world.  I am reminded too that these beautiful women are God’s children, and He cares for them far greater than we could ever fathom… but He has called us to try and fathom until He takes us with Him to eternity.  That’s what these ornaments remind me of…  the precious Katchin women and children that Jesus loves with an everlasting love.  These look like “Robes of Righteousness” to me…  beautifully clean dresses with flowing golden sleeves.  I know, I have a wild imagination.  I don’t really like the whole angel thing, but I do like these!  🙂

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16 Partners 2014 Calendar $12.00 Our 2014 calendar IT TAKES MORE THAN A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD illustrates that we all need to stand up for the children of Burma. This beautiful publication (9.6in x 8.5in) comes with updates on our projects and the people we help along with some inspirational thoughts and quotes. All proceeds help support our work with children in Burma.

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16
Partners 2014 Calendar
$12.00
Our 2014 calendar IT TAKES MORE THAN A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD illustrates that we all need to stand up for the children of Burma. This beautiful publication (9.6in x 8.5in) comes with updates on our projects and the people we help along with some inspirational thoughts and quotes. All proceeds help support our work with children in Burma.

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16 Displaced Reflections $24.95 Oddny Gumaer explores life, love and faith in her first book about Burma's displaced people. They are beaten and victimized, and yet are still full of grit, humor, faith and beauty, You will be moved and inspired by this 125 page masterpiece.

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16
Displaced Reflections
$24.95
Oddny Gumaer explores life, love and faith in her first book about Burma’s displaced people. They are beaten and victimized, and yet are still full of grit, humor, faith and beauty, You will be moved and inspired by this 125 page masterpiece.

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16 Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads $17.95 Picking flowers on dusty roads' is a book about Burma and some of its people. It's about learning to care, give and coming to grips with one's own hypocrisy as well as inner strength. It's also a book about loving and laughing, about being a mother and the things motherhood can teach you about politics, values and God. The book is witty, humorous, serious and inspiring. It will move the readers as they read the stories of some of the people that have impacted Oddny deeply.

http://www.partnersworld.org/store/16
Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads
$17.95
Picking flowers on dusty roads’ is a book about Burma and some of its people. It’s about learning to care, give and coming to grips with one’s own hypocrisy as well as inner strength. It’s also a book about loving and laughing, about being a mother and the things motherhood can teach you about politics, values and God. The book is witty, humorous, serious and inspiring. It will move the readers as they read the stories of some of the people that have impacted Oddny deeply.

Christmas Gifts Alternative gift ideas that make a difference. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Christmas Gifts
Alternative gift ideas that make a difference.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

First Aid Kit $10.00 Help keep refugee children healthy and safe with the gift of a First Aid kit for a children’s home. This gift has enough medical supplies for three children for an entire year. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

First Aid Kit
$10.00
Help keep refugee children healthy and safe with the gift of a First Aid kit for a children’s home. This gift has enough medical supplies for three children for an entire year.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Bible Scholarship $150.00 We believe in caring for every part of a child’s spiritual growth and well-being. This gift will provide a scholarship for a Bible college student in one of five refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Bible Scholarship
$150.00
We believe in caring for every part of a child’s spiritual growth and well-being. This gift will provide a scholarship for a Bible college student in one of five refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Medicine $500.00 Medicine is not easy to come by inside the ethnic areas of Burma. This gift will go towards a unit of medicine to supply a relief team or to be used by a mobile health clinic in remote areas. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Medicine
$500.00
Medicine is not easy to come by inside the ethnic areas of Burma. This gift will go towards a unit of medicine to supply a relief team or to be used by a mobile health clinic in remote areas.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Caregiver Support $20.00 Caregivers help nurture, feed and protect more than 900 children in Partners supported homes. This gift will provide a small monthly allowance for a caregiver in a children’s home to cover their basic living expenses. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Caregiver Support
$20.00
Caregivers help nurture, feed and protect more than 900 children in Partners supported homes. This gift will provide a small monthly allowance for a caregiver in a children’s home to cover their basic living expenses.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Rice For Life $30.00 With this gift, you will not only provide rice for a family in Burma in times of crisis, but you will also contribute to vital agriculture training to teach communities how to efficiently grow their own rice in the future. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Rice For Life
$30.00
With this gift, you will not only provide rice for a family in Burma in times of crisis, but you will also contribute to vital agriculture training to teach communities how to efficiently grow their own rice in the future.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Start A School $100.00 In some parts of Shan State, only 4% of children get to go to school. We are helping to re-build education infrastructure in communities in Shan State, and this gift goes towards starting a school. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Start A School
$100.00
In some parts of Shan State, only 4% of children get to go to school. We are helping to re-build education infrastructure in communities in Shan State, and this gift goes towards starting a school.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Sewing Training $200.00 Migrants from Burma are some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Thailand. This gift will build up migrants to bring themselves out of their poverty by buying sewing machines and supporting sewing training in migrant communities in Thailand. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Sewing Training
$200.00
Migrants from Burma are some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Thailand. This gift will build up migrants to bring themselves out of their poverty by buying sewing machines and supporting sewing training in migrant communities in Thailand.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Village Health Worker $50.00 Partners trained village health workers have helped dramatically cut the rate of anemia in the 50 Karen villagers where they work. This gift will help keep these health workers resourced, trained and continuing to save lives in Karen State. Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here. http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

Village Health Worker
$50.00
Partners trained village health workers have helped dramatically cut the rate of anemia in the 50 Karen villagers where they work. This gift will help keep these health workers resourced, trained and continuing to save lives in Karen State.
Choose if you would like a printed card for your gift sent to you or if you’d prefer to download the card directly from here.
http://www.partnersworld.org/store/24

So there you have it!  All kinds of Christmas Present Ideas!  Keeping it Real!!

http://www.partnersworld.org/the-story/action

LOVE IN MANY LANGUAGES

Wondering what the funny characters are on our Love In Any Language brochure? These are translations of the word ‘Love’ into some of the different languages spoken in Thailand and Burma where Partners works. You’ll also hear some of these spoken in the video at the top of this page.

From top to bottom are Shan, Thai, Kachin, Burmese and Karen.

Looking for a unique gift for friends or family this Christmas? Consider a Partners  Gift of Love! By purchasing a gift, you are directly helping the children of Burma and impacting a nation - showing them just how much they are loved! http://www.partnersworld.org/love-in-any-language#play

Looking for a unique gift for friends or family this Christmas? Consider a Partners
Gift of Love! By purchasing a gift, you are directly helping the children of Burma and impacting a nation – showing them just how much they are loved!
http://www.partnersworld.org/love-in-any-language#play

Merry Christmas Shopping!  May your hearts be filled with the heart of Jesus Christ – Let us celebrate His birth in a manner worthy of our King!!

“For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!”

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NLT)

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I sure hope you come back!  Please feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have.  I will try to answer them as quickly as possible.  I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to visit and read this blog.  I know there are many others out there… So, it is a privilege to have you here!  All of the photos were taken from http://www.partnersworld.org – Tim (my hubby) and I consider them personal friends, and we are so excited about the work that they do over in Burma.  It’s such a privilege to be able to share it with you.  Please visit their sight, get signed up for their newsletter and get involved.  You will NOT be disappointed!  Many blessings to you all.  Happy Christmas Shopping!

Love, Amie Joy (reyajoy)

2 thoughts on “Unique Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 1 – Today’s Feature – Love In Any Language (Country of Origin: Burma)

    • Sure thing, Deb! Aren’t they great?!? We love Partners and the work they’re doing. Tim has been out there with them to the Thai / Burma border refugee camps and still desires to return. They have such amazing ministries going on! 🙂

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