Project Christmas Joy is a radical volunteer effort that Pathway to Joy Ministries has been involved with since 2011. Basically each summer, a local church takes on the mission of uniting their church community with local businesses and other like-minded individuals to ship a 40-foot shipping container to Romania filled with warm clothes, toys, diapers, medical supplies and non-perishable food to distribute to poverty stricken families and orphans during the Christmas season.
Project Christmas Joy brings the JOY of Christmas to forgotten children, who long for family, a home, and even a warm meal. Ultimately, this project gives us the opportunity to share Jesus, who brings lasting JOY! Can you ENVISION their faces as they receive these gifts of love and learn about the real reason for this joyful season? We can!!
Here's the link to our blog where we tell about Project Christmas Joy, share the excitement and stories, and show the pictures from the event.
To view a re-cap video of Project Christmas Joy 2012 click here. To read some reflection/thank you letters click here.