WATCH: Kenneth Copeland Remembers Christmas From a Can

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Kenneth and Gloria Copeland reach millions for the gospel of Christ worldwide each week with their Believers Voice of Victory program and other media outlets. But it wasn’t always that way.

Kenneth Copeland says he remembers a Christmas when his children were younger in which all they had to eat for dinner was a can of Chef Boyardee chicken Alfredo. It was all they could afford at the time. And, Gloria Copeland says, they praised God for it.

“We were glad to get it,” she said on a recent BOV broadcast.

“We had a lot of fun with the kids when they were little, and they didn’t know any better,” Kenneth Copeland says. “We gave a dollar to our daughter for a gift and a small can of firecrackers to our son. That was it. But we had a hoot for Christmas.

“I get amazed at some of the things that happen at Christmas, but I want to say that going into debt over Christmas is a foolish thing to do, because it doesn’t last very long, except the debt,” he says. “You say, ‘I just need to get some presents.’ No, you don’t. You need to teach your children and just level with them. Sit them down and say, ‘We know we are celebrating Jesus’ birthday here, so the big thing is, He is the reason we’re doing this. We don’t have much money for presents, but as the Lord blesses us, you will get blessed, too.’ As things improve through the years, we will have some extra money and buy presents. This teaching will become a special gift to a special child because of a special child that was born many years ago.”

Watch the rest of this video above and learn how to be blessed at Christmastime. {eoa}

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