Kamiah Gives Christ at Christmas

February 02, 2018 | Cathy Law

With guitars, a banjo, voices and enthusiasm, members of the Kamiah Church went old-fashioned caroling in the neighborhood surrounding the church in Idaho. "Littles" (Kamiah Valley's term for preschoolers) and school-age children ran eagerly up to the door to give residents a peppermint-decorated star cookie, a GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) tract that proclaimed "A Gift for You" and a bright red invitation to the church's "Carols for Christ" worship service on Dec. 23, 2017. Each of the children they met on bicycles received a cookie as the tracts were given to the adults at the house.

Later, a neighbor approached the group. "Who shall I give this too?" he asked with a broad smile. Someone in the group reached out to take the $10 bill he offered. "We just appreciate what you're doing so much. It sounds so good to hear the Christmas music," the neighbor said.

Giving music and even Christmas cookies at this season certainly returns blessings fourfold, but most of all giving the hope that Christ can give us a new heart is the best gift of all.