Welcome to the 2017-18 Gift Catalog!

"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap... but I found no one." -Ezekiel 22:30

In Ezekiel's day, God was looking for a faithful person to repair the wall around the city of Jerusalem so that the Israelites would be saved from destruction. But God didn't see anyone. He knew that His people not only had a wall problem, they had a heart problem. He was looking for a go-between who would find against oppression and injustice - and He couldn't find one in all of Israel.

God was looking for people with willing hearts who walked in His Spirit, people who would hold each other up before Him when life got hard. He was looking for someone who "stand... in the gap."

The World Renew 2017-18 Gift Catalog is a way to "stand in the gap" on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in peoples' lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves.

What will you give to help fill the gap?

Invite your church to help fill the poverty gap this Christmas!
Here’s how your church can participate:

  • Distribute Gift Catalogs to the congregation
  • Set up a Giving Tree using our custom ornaments
  • Hold an offering for items in the Gift Catalog on Christmas Day
  • Pick one or more items from the Gift Catalog for your church to support. Set a fundraising goal and work towards it over Advent using our thermometer tracking poster. Check out a few examples of what other groups have done here.

Recommended date: Distribution of materials by November 15, 2017 and culmination in an offering on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. However, the materials are written in such a way that they can be used at any time throughout the year.