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 wrote to us. Because of them, we were encouraged to start Greater Gifts with all profits 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, my husband and I visited two of our sponsor children in the Philippines and witnessed Compassion’s work which only increased our confidence in Compassion as an organisation. Greater Gifts primarily runs as an online shop, however keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for any pop-up stalls or events we might be holding!
Everything on the website is something I would personally wear or have in my home and reflects people and stories that have inspired me. Because of the handmade nature of the pieces, each one 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!
According to God’s eternal plan for creation, Jesus Christ, God incarnate lived a sinless life, died on a cross and rose again three days later, taking on Himself the punishment for the sins of those who trust Him. Trusting Jesus is the only way to be reconciled to God for eternity. I urge you to look to Him for salvation today.
‘For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.’ Ephesians 2:8
Christ calls His people to use our resources and time to care for the marginalised and love them with the love that He has for us, a sacrificial love.
We are grateful that you are joining us on this journey and we 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
Greater Gifts is a small but mighty team including myself (Emmy) and my husband (Dave) who champions and supports me in all of my crazy ideas. I’m a full time mum to our energetic kids, Mercy and Levi. When I’m not chasing after them, I enjoy baking, crocheting, sewing, reading and catching up with family and friends. If you’re ever in the Toowoomba area, I would love to meet you! I am forever thankful for all of the support and prayers I receive in this ministry.
Founder of Greater Gifts
Sponsorship for a second child for 10 years – $5,760
Sponsorship for one child for 10 years – $5,760
Opening a Compassion Centre – $10,000
Clean water for 10 communities - $750
Since Greater Gifts began in November 2017, we have met multiple fundraising goals.
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 2018)
Opening a Compassion Centre in Gango, The Philippines ($10,000: 2 June 2018 – 3 November 2019)
Sponsorship for one child for 10 years ($5,760: 4 November 2019 – 16 August 2020)
Sponsorship for a second child for 10 years ($5,760: 17 August 2020 – current)
Since raising funds for all of the goals listed, we have prayerfully decided to put all profits raised by Greater Gifts towards sponsoring children through the Compassion Centre we opened in Gango, The Philippines. All children sponsored through Compassion receive the following:
Personal attention, guidance and love – Compassion partners with the local churches and their workers love and care for the children, encouraging them to discover and pursue their passions and abilities.
Healthcare, hygiene training and supplementary food – Children receive a healthy snack or meal when they attend the Compassion program and may receive extra nutritious food if required. They receive health check-ups and learn how to take care of their bodies and form relationships.
Educational, vocational training and life skills – Children are supported to attend and stay in school. They also receive vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
Christian teaching and discipleship – Children are given the opportunity to hear the gospel message. They learn how God has shown His love for them by sending Jesus Christ, and how He has a plan and purpose for their lives.
There’s nothing better than knowing you’re making a real difference in the life of a child living in poverty.
If you’d like to learn more about Compassion, you can visit the Compassion Australia website here.