Monday, December 8, 2008

Giving Back this Christmas!

If you've been around the great adventure for a little while, then I'm sure you remember this post about my friends Steve and Melinda Hoyt and their adorable little girls who are serving God in Uganda.

I received the following e-mail from them a couple of weeks ago:

Holiday Greetings to all!

Our family will be preparing Christmas bundles to give out to the many needy families in our neighborhood and we specifically will be targeting non-Christians so that we to can share with them the true beauty of the Light born into the World come to set us free. We want to give a practical gift of love with the message of hope. Our girls will be making art work and putting evangelical scripture verses with each bundle to leave a lasting bit of the Word for reflection.

Gift Bundles of $10 will include
Sauce pan
Maize Meal

If we have an additional $8.50 we can include a Bible in each bundle as well.

Melinda Hoyt

As soon as I read this, I responded to their e-mail asking for some more information so I could post it here.

I know that this year especially money is tight for so many of us, but I also know that the blessing of living in the United States automatically makes us wealthy by the standards of most of the rest of the world.

If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, there are a couple of different ways to make a donation:

1) The quickest way to donate is through their PayPal account: Melinda(at)emiea(dot)org The only drawback to this method is that the donation will not be tax deductible.

2) If you would like to receive a receipt for tax deduction purposes, a check can be mailed directly to:

Engineering Ministries International
Att Financial Dept
130 E. Kiowa
Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

If sent via snail mail please add a separate note with "add to the Hoyt account" written on it. Do not write their name anywhere on the check. Only write "Engineering Ministries International" in the "To" field.

3)If you would prefer to donate via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), I would gladly e-mail the form to you.

If you are unable to donate financially at this time, I know that they would covet your prayers as they minister in this practical way to their non-believing neighbors.

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a beautiful gift and ministry. We have already chosen several charities this year. I will remember them in years and months to come. Thank you for sharing. Many prayers are on their way.

  2. Love it! And I'm loving your new look for Christmas. I've been meaning to post a Christmas playlist and haven't gotten around to it. Maybe by January...


  3. What a beautiful ministry. We have given to 3 charities this year already, but I will definitely talk with my hubby to see if we can donate to one more. This family is amazing!


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