This Christmas, women in Afghanistan will be giving birth in stables. You can help keep them and their babies safe.

2,000 years ago, the Saviour of the world was born in a stable in Bethlehem. Tonight in Afghanistan, babies will be being born in the same condition.

Countless mothers and babies are dying because of unsafe birthing practices and a lack of medical care. And you can make a difference.

By giving to Life’s First Cry, you can help transform birthing practices in Afghanistan this Christmas. You can be good news to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Afghanistan stable scene.

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He was born in a stable. They shouldn't have to be.

A traditional belief in the mountains of Afghanistan is that childbirth is unclean, and so women are often made to have their babies in their family’s animal shelter, amongst the livestock. The consequences are devastating. This is just one of the practices you can help to change when to give to BMS World Mission today.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20: 35), and this Christmas you can give the most amazing gift. You can bring joy to mums like Andisha (featured in Life’s First Cry). Mums who finally have the joy of holding a healthy baby in their arms, after years of loss and unimaginable heartbreak.

Jesus came that we could have life, and have it to the full. That’s why we celebrate Christmas. We celebrate the one who became nothing, so that in him we can find everything we will ever need. We were hopeless, and he gave us hope. You can bring hope to a community in Afghanistan today!

Your gift to Life’s First Cry this Christmas will bring laughter and joy to families in Afghanistan’s remote mountain villages. And it will also help us to transform lives around the world!

Please do give generously. Together, we can do amazing things in Jesus’ name this Christmas.

These Christians found Life's First Cry challenging and inspiring. Why not share it with your church this Christmas and see how they respond?

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