Two thousand years ago, a new life was born into a dark and dying world to deliver the Good News: God is for us. In all of our suffering and pain and struggle, He is squarely on our side, behind the scenes, working to redeem His children and to offer us life in him. This hope of peace and restoration is what infuses the Christmas season with true joy for those who believe.
It is that very same hope and joy that motivates everything that IAS does. Throughout the Horn of Africa, IAS continues to help sustain and improve the physical lives of those who are hurting and in need, as an extension of—and as an introduction to—the One who offers life eternal.
This Christmas, as you contemplate the gifts you will give to family and friends as an expression of your love, would you please also consider a special year-end gift to IAS America? Your financial gift to IAS is a practical demonstration of your desire to bring light into dark places and to share the hope and joy that we have in our Savior.
Please take a look at our online annual report to see how previous gifts have so greatly benefited those we serve. You can find that report by clicking here or selecting ‘Annual Reports’ from the ‘About Us’ tab.
As you make your Christmas gift to IAS, please keep in mind that in accordance with IRS guidelines, your check or online donation @ ias-america.org must be postmarked or submitted prior to January 1st in order for your gift to qualify for a 2015 tax deduction and possibly reduce your taxable income.
On behalf of the IAS staff and board of directors, thank you for playing a major role in bringing life to Africa. May the Lord bless you and yours this Christmas season.