12 Days of Christmas: Extraordinary love in Holston

12 Days of Christmas: Extraordinary love in Holston

1st Day of Christmas: Telford bikes for kids

2nd Day of Christmas: Tyner remembers Amanda

3rd Day of Christmas: Mountain View's new baby

4th Day of Christmas: Bluefield shares hope

5th Day of Christmas: St. Paul's 5-year-old missionary

6th Day of Christmas: Shades of Grace reaches the least

7th Day of Christmas: Johnson City's 'Sensitive Santa'

8th Day of Christmas: Asbury hosts huge party

9th Day of Christmas: Rural Retreat adopts 34 kids

10th Day of Christmas: Bradbury visits prisoners

11th Day of Christmas: First Farragut invites friends

12th Day of Christmas: Jubilee Project experiences grace


In Telford, Tenn., 40 volunteers from 10 churches joined to assemble bicycles for 46 needy school children.

At Bledsoe County prison in Pikeville, Tenn., 12 church members from Kingston provided 120 inmates with a Christmas meal, music, and gifts.

In Galax, Va., a tiny church that had recently considered closing instead invited the community to a Christmas party. Three hundred people attended, including 82 children who received new Bibles: 80 in English, two in Spanish.

We see these examples of extraordinary love throughout the year in Holston Conference -- but especially during the season of Advent and Christmas, when we celebrate an extraordinary love in the birth of Jesus Christ.

Beginning Dec. 25 here at Holston.org, we invite you to pause on each of the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 gift-giving stories from our churches and people.

Share your own stories and photos of extraordinary love by emailing thecall@holston.org.

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