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- December 2016
“My Christmas is dead!” the little boy had said. And now the boy wanted her to spend Christmas with him. But she couldn’t—if she did, she might wreck her one chance at happiness.
Story by Fylvia Fowler Kline
Hope Channel Deaf (hopechanneldeaf.org) joins Hope Channel’s global network this week as an Internet-based media ministry with four categories of programs—Nature Family, Bible, and Health.
Read our full feature on the 2016 Columbia Union Camporee, "Fearless," a classic Christmas tale edited by Joe Wheeler and more in the December 2016 Visitor. (You can download the pdf here too!)
Can't get enough Christmas concerts this season? Click here to see a list of concerts hosted around the Columbia Union Conference.
Joseph Leininger Wheeler, fondly known as “America’s Keeper of the Story,” has a doctorate in English, and has edited and compiled 94 books of stories that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is best known for the Great Stories Remembered, Heart to Heart, The Good Lord Made Them All and Christmas in My Heart series, whose 25th book was just released by Pacific Press Publishing Association and is available at Adventist Book Centers and other booksellers.
If this story were fiction, editors would reject it as being too implausible or coincidental to have ever happened. Yet these storm-induced events did occur a number
of years after Hitler’s armies ravaged Europe. Of true stories of Christmas, few are treasured and re-read more. It was published in Christmas in My Heart 3 and reprinted here with permission of editor/compiler Joe Wheeler and Review & Herald Publishing Association.
One of life’s nagging questions that many have asked over the ages is, “Did my life make a difference? What impact have I had?"