“My first exposure to the Bellevue Frayser Christmas Store was last year. In April 2013 my doctor told me I needed a new knee and that I was going to be out of work. When I found out about the Christmas Store, I can’t tell you how much of a blessing it was to me— 2014 had been such a difficult year for me financially.

When my day came to shop at the Store, the people there treated me like family. People I had never met before prayed with me, helped me shop, and loved on me like they had known me all their lives. I’ve been going to church 40 years, and I’ve never experienced anything like that before.

When you give to this store, you don’t realize the lives you are blessing. You are not just helping people through challenging economic times; you are building families—but not around gifts. You are building families around the ultimate Gift, which is Christ.

Through this experience, we have been able to get plugged in at Bellevue Frayser, and my kids are involved in programs throughout the year. I can’t tell you how much we have grown. I’ve grown as a man, and I believe Bellevue Frayser has had a profound impact on my family.”

—Charles Lampkins, Bellevue Frayser

 

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