Our Mission

Welcome to Greater Gifts! We’re honoured that you’re here and want to thank you for taking the time to look through our website to see what we’re about.

Greater Gifts began in November 2017 out of the desire to reach children and communities globally; for them to see and cherish the good news about Jesus Christ. We were motivated by our sponsor children and the letters they have written to us. Because of these children, we were encouraged to start Greater Gifts with all proceeds going to Compassion.

Compassion didn’t approach us to start this organisation, rather we were so impressed by their work that we decided to support them in what they do. In January 2019, we visited some of our sponsor children and witnessed Compassion’s work in the Philippines which only increased our confidence in Compassion as an organisation. We primarily run as an online shop, however keep an eye out on Facebook + Instagram for any pop-up stalls we might be holding!

Everything we sell is something I would personally wear or have in my house and reflects people and stories that have inspired me. Everything on the site has been hand made by me. Because of the handmade nature of the pieces, every one of them will be different. They are all unique which is why you might find the patterns vary slightly between pieces. We love the handmade feel from our products and hope you will too!

We are grateful that you are joining us on this journey and pray that Greater Gifts can grow your heart and desire to reach out to others in Jesus’ name.

By the grace of God, we look forward to continuing in this mission with you.

In Christ,

Emmy Cooper

Emmy Cooper

Greater Gifts is a small but mighty team including myself (Emmy) and my husband (David) who champions and supports me in all of my crazy ideas. During the week I work full time in administration and in the afternoon I enjoy creating unique gifts to raise money for Compassion. When I’m not creating prints, making hot pot mats, earrings or key rings, you’ll find me baking, gardening, playing music, reading books that point me to Christ or catching up with family + friends. If you’re ever driving through our small town of Kingaroy, I would love to meet you! I am forever thankful for all of the support and prayers I receive in this mission.

Goals

Since November 2017, we have met multiple fundraising goals.

This includes:

• Providing 10 communities with clean water ($750: 3 November 2017 – 6 March 2018)

• Enabling 30 children to receive vaccinations from preventable diseases ($900: 11 March – 20 May)

• Help prepare a church to establish a Compassion centre ($10,000: 2 June 2018 – current. Currently 36% of the way to the goal!)

Our current goal is to raise $10,000 to establish a Compassion centre and release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

This would help partner with local churches in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities where their church building forms the Compassion centre, the hub of the Child Sponsorship Program. However, many churches require assistance before they can begin to register children into our program. All money raised will help a local church set up their brand-new centre and start providing critical care to children living in poverty.

This could be used to construct or renovate a building, outfit the centre with furniture or train new staff and giving the local church everything they need to get the centre started, including covering the initial costs of supporting registered children until they find sponsors. A new Compassion centre will help bring the hope of Jesus to hundreds, even thousands, of children currently living in desperate circumstances. With your help, they will equip local churches to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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