Attending the Carols by Candlelight last night here in Swakopmund. Great time out in the amphitheater and even better weather, listening to messages of good tidings and sang Christmas Carols. Was sad to see that so few people came. Town is full of tourists and visitors, this time of the year and they cannot even fill up the theater!! Seems that Christmas begin to be just one of those holidays where we can party and have a fun time.
May this time for you be a time of glad tidings and joy for this world we live in. Hope that this Christmas will be a family time to look forward too and may this time be special just because we celebrate the birth of our King. For you thas do not have the opportunity to be with love-ones, we pray a blessing in this time. We know the feeling as this is the first in 20 years for us to be with family on this occasion.
We praise God for a special blessing this Christmas to Chris and Kwan Bruce, good friends of us from the States.we are welcoming Chloé Joy to the world. 6 lbs. 11 oz. & 20 inches long. Mommy and baby are doing great! Thanks everyone for the prayers! Chloé was breech at 36 weeks, turned on her own at 37 and decided to introduce herself 4 days later. Praise God!
My friend Bee send this report from up North in Cambodia about her dad.
Thanks so much for praying. My father has been moved from emergency to the ICU at the Bangkok heart specialist. The Doctors are giving drugs to thin the blood and dilate the arteries. He must stay completely still on the bed - cannot do any exertion. Keep praying for him to experience God. We had a great time in Thailand and fruitful. Will send more details soon. Since arriving back in Ratanakiri 6 days ago we have been busy with Christmas celebrations in the local churches. PTL that the local Government leaders have also been joining the Christmas celebrations and recognizing the contribution that the local churches are making to the community - even in places where the church is only 1 year old.
We continue to pray for Siria.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
Father, at this Christmas time, so many do not know anything about the sacrifice that was made for them… the free gift that they have not yet received… may they be comforted. May they know!! Jesus, I pray for the refugees who are lacking so much (and it’s SO cold), may they know the Great Shepherd, the One who brings comfort and aid, the One who promises to lead them along green pastures and to give them rest. May they know Lord Jesus!!! May they receive!!!
The best photo I never took was a shepherd in Jordan, leading his sheep down the road. In his right hand he carried his staff. And under his left arm he carried a black sheep, the only black sheep of the herd. Instead of giving up on the black sheep, the shepherd picked him up, and placed him next to his heartbeat.
Thank you Jesus that not one refugee is unseen by You. Thank You that You see and You know. Lord, may every refugee know Your heartbeat of love for them.
Thank you for praying, not only for us but also for some of my friends. May God be with you all in this Christmas.