SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For some kids this season, Christmas wishes will remain ‘wishes’ because of their parent’s financial struggles.
But thanks to North Point Church, financially-struggling families will have a merry Christmas after all.
“Today we are serving 1,500 family members. And by serving, I mean giving their kids a toy and giving them a Christmas feast of turkey and all the trimmings, said Tommy Sparger, Lead Pastor of North Point.
There were also ‘trimmings’ of another kind. Stylists provided haricuts to the kids. Volunteer doctors also gave medical and dental check-ups, as well as flu shots to make sure everyone has a healthy holiday.
Behind this big gift were hundreds of North Point members who wanted to demonstrate what Christmas means to them.
“You can tell the world until you are blue in the face what you believe in, but that doesn't matter if you aren't willing to get your hands dirty and willing to sacrifice,” said Sparger. “These are normal common folk giving their time and money, giving their influence and affluence to help their fellow people in the Ozarks.”