Thousands of Kiwi kids will get really good news this Christmas

Bible Society is giving away 93,000 booklets and leaflets nationwide telling the Christmas story.

“Christmas is gift-giving time, and Bible Society is very happy to offer creative resources that share the good news of Christmas – the story of the birth of Jesus – to children this year. Many Kiwi kids today have never heard this message. We trust it will be blessing to them,” said Stephen Opie of Bible Society New Zealand.

The Well Good News of Christmas  is a unique booklet telling the story of the birth of Jesus and why it is such good news. It includes Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem, the shepherds and the three wise men all in child-friendly rhyming language with colourful illustrations.

More than 3,000 copies of The Well Good News of Christmas will be given away free this Christmas, equipping parents and churches to pass on the story.

Meanwhile BSNZ’s annual Christmas leaflet sent to churches throughout New Zealand is this year called Escape to Egypt. Created in partnership with the Anglican children’s and families ministry STRANDZ, this free leaflet tells the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus and then the family’s subsequent escape to Egypt. It will prompt children to think about how Jesus started his life as a refugee, and the importance of sharing kindness, joy and aroha with others. More than 90,000 copies of Escape to Egypt will be given away.

“We really pray these resources will help Kiwi kids understand the true meaning of Christmas and that parents, families and friends will engage with passing it on to the next generation,” said Stephen Opie from BSNZ.

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