It’s that time of the year again when the cool December air carries the warmth of love, joy, and care. It’s Christmas time, and if there’s one thing that children and adults have in common, it is the joy of receiving presents. Hidden under the Christmas tree are wrappings of happiness. But not for everyone. And it’s for those that V1 Church is distributing practical gifts on a staggering scale.
Headquartered in Queens, V1 Church is one of America’s fastest-growing churches. In a short time, its visionary founder, pastor Mike Signorelli has opened its gates in NYC, Long Island, and Northwest Indiana. As Christmas time draws near, can the Christmas spirit be far behind? That’s the question Pastor Mike heard himself asking this time. He says, “My family and thousands of other families always look forward to Christmas. It fills our hearts with love and gratitude. But not everyone has the privilege to feel that way. And it’s for those that we organized a large-scale gifting drive this year.”
This spirit of kinship and looking out for one another is the basis of Christianity in everyday life. When realized, it makes the world look a lot better as it allows the joy of love to be shared in equal measure by all. Talking about the kinds of gifts they are planning to circulate, Pastor Mike says, “We have put a lot of thought into what we are going to buy. A good gift solves a problem and makes life better; this was our guiding principle as we set out to organize this at a scale larger than we have ever attempted. We hope our brothers and sisters also find true joy and value in what they receive.”
Needless to say, when the Christmas spirit takes over, there’s little that one can do except let it guide you to a place of harmony and togetherness.