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A Saviour has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


cbm NZ (Christian Blind Mission) invite you to register for their free four-week online Advent series to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and spread the good news.

From the first week in December the inspired, multimedia Advent series will be sent out weekly and the links can be shared with whanau, friends, or neighbours. The online registration offers access to a personalised webpage, where you will find suggested scriptures for prayer and reflection during the week, cbm stories of lives transformed, crafts, colouring-in activities for younger children, meaningful gift ideas for Christmas and more.

One of the stories of hope we’ll share is of Sabina, a courageous, and determined 9-year-old, who lives with her mother Devi and grandmother Mangali in Nepal.

They are from Nepal's lowest caste. Sabina's father died from typhoid when she was just a baby. Devi works hard, but her wages hardly feed them. Sabina loves school, but now cannot see as cataracts have blinded her. Unable to go to school, her future has faded as badly as her vision.

However, there is hope for Sabina. Join cbm’s advent series to hear more.

During this season, stories like Sabina’s and videos about cbm’s mission to bring hope, peace, joy, and love to people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places, will warm your heart.

Bring joy to the creative among your family with the Advent colouring-in templates and check out the guide on making your own Advent wreath.

Designed to create special moments at home, you can enjoy and deepen your experience of ‘Advent at Home’ or share these thoughtful online activities with your Home Group.

If you feel led by the Holy Spirit, we invite you to share this hope-filled series with your Church Leadership team. Encourage them to join with cbm and other churches in Aotearoa in celebrating Advent this year.

Previous participants say:

“...weekly PowerPoint slides were a blessing for busy clergy.”

“...beautifully crafted, reflective and meaningful.”

If you would like to view the Week One Advent presentation to see how it could support your Advent services (including the short video), please email elizabeth@cbmnz.org.nz before 17 November.