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That is the total amount of money that Americans will spend on their family and friends this Christmas. That figure actually reflects a significant decrease in spending over the last two years. Still it’s an astounding number considering that a similar amount dedicated to any of the world’s health/social issues, such as the AIDS epidemic, the need for clean water in the third world, basic pharmaceuticals for curable diseases like malaria, the need for adequate educational facilities and resources, or the protection of defenseless children enslaved as laborers and prostitutes, would wipe out or make a significant difference in wiping out any of these issues. I recognize that no one can write out a 120 billion dollar check, however you can make a difference for one or more by making the choice to give up searching for insignificant gifts for your loved ones and to choose to honor your loved ones with significant life giving, life changing gifts. Honor your parents or friends by giving in their name to a ministry that helps others. There are lots of chances to do that here at Crossroads;
Want some other ideas? Visit adventconspiracy.org or redefining-christmas.org for more great ideas. Giving gifts like these will be a blessing to you, to those you honor, and to someone, somewhere around the world whose life you will change through your thoughtful generosity.