The Christmas Conspiracy
2.the act of making plans in secret
A few years ago I read an article about a youth group’s Christmas Conspiracy. I loved the idea and we’ve been doing it each year on the last morning. We usually think of a conspiracy being something done in secret with intent to harm, trick, etc. However, this group went for the 2nd definition … the act of making plans in secret and turning it for good.
God’s word challenges us to do good and to look to the interest of others… these things are pleasing to him.
Hebrews 13:15 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
On our last morning together of the 7th grade Impact Trip we do a Christmas Conspiracy Project. We divide the students in to teams and give them $$ and have them pray about what they can do as a team to bless someone else. It’s the best if it can be done in secret – the recipient doesn’t know who answered a prayer and blessed them.
It’s always exciting to see what the teams come up with. And every year there are new ideas.
Team 1 – Went to a church and asked if there was any one in need - a family’s home had burned to the ground the previous week. They had saved for years to get this house… and now they had nothing. The Marble Falls bait shop was taking donations. So the $90 given to team 1 … with their own money chipped in as well… they gave $200 in gift cards for the family to purchase clothes and groceries.
Team 2 – Decided that they were to bless people that served others… They added their own money to the $90 and bought lunch/dinner/evening snack for all three shifts at the Kingsland Nursing Care Center. They were so excited … “No one’s ever done anything like this for us before”
Team 3 – Felt to go to a restaurant and see if one of the wait staff could use some encouragement here at Christmas time. A very young single mom of 4 … working at the Bluebonnet Café … really struggling to even just make ends meet. This team also added their own money to the $90 having gotten the ages of the children, went to Walmart and bought them Christmas.
I believe each group was guided by the Holy Spirit and really blessed unsuspecting people today. The teams showed the different people – God knows about you… he cares about you … he wants you to see he loves you and wants to bless you… today!
Thank you for allowing your student to go on the trip! It was a joy to serve along with Mr. Dwayne Chappell, Mr. Ed Wilson, Mrs. Cheryl Wilson, Rickey Campbell, Audrey Hill, Taylor Preece and Jennifer Wilson.
Let your light shine… so others can see the light of Jesus in the darkness!
“Be blessed and highly flavored…You are the Salt of the Earth!” ~Mz G