At this most joyous season, as we gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, we are reminded that this is a time of faith and gratitude. Faith in the promise of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and gratitude for all that promise entails.
For The Salvation Army at Christmas, that faith and gratitude are on display in all the many things we undertake during the Holiday Season; Angel Tree, Stuff a Stocking, the Red Kettles, the Triad Holiday Food Drive, and more.
Faith and gratitude. Faith means knowing without seeing. Nearly 6,000 children will receive Christmas gifts today because of your generosity. For the most part, you will never see or meet any of them but you know there will be smiles on their faces this day. Hundreds of senior citizens will have meals today thanks to you. You will likely never see or meet them, but you know they will not go hungry today.
Gratitude. We are all grateful for the gifts we find under the Christmas tree today, for the company of those we love, for the meals we will share.
And you may rest assured that at this Christmas season, we here at The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem are grateful to you for your support, your generosity, your faith in our mission to meet human needs in the name of Jesus Christ.
On behalf of each of us here, may we say Thank You, and May God Bless You. May we wish you a truly Merry Christmas.
Majors Stan and Deborah Colbert