What's Your Christmas Wish?


I know we’re already into a new year and Christmas season has passed, but I want to tell you a story of a Christmas wish.  On Christmas Eve, the sermon was clear.  Christmas is not about us.  Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest gift ever given.  Jesus.  The question was asked, “If you could have any one thing for Christmas, what would it be?”  The congregation shared their responses with a partner and then the pastor stood and shared what his partner had told him.  To be a missionary.  This young man had been seeking and learning about the Bible and what it means to live as a Christian.  His greatest wish this Christmas was to be a missionary.  But he’s not waiting to GO to a far-away place.  He has already started going around town.  He shares the gospel multiple times each week and is passionate about making disciples.  Would you pray for Ashna?  Pray he would be true to God and faithful as a witness.  Also pray that the Lord would use him and send him wherever he pleases to be a disciple of Christ.

Many in South Madagascar desire to be missionaries.  Pray for us as we train them and seek how we can best catalyze them into the harvest to make disciple-making disciples.

Our family just returned from a wonderful time in Spain.  We were able to do a little sight-seeing before and after a meeting where we heard from David Platt and other IMB leaders.  It’s always encouraging to be with our co-workers and have times of praise and worship in English, as well as preaching from God’s Word in our heart language.  We especially enjoyed being together as a family of 6!

Praises:

*We’re home again after a wonderful get-away to colder weather.

*Phoebe made it back to A&M.

*Emma made it back to RVA.

*Adam started a new training at our church in Fort Dauphin, that each member would know how to be a disciple-making disciple.

Prayer Requests:

*HEALTH- many from our meeting in Spain got a strep throat/bronchitis type virus.  Adam was hit the hardest in our family.  River has had fever & coughing too.

*Our church, CEIM Andakroa, would be able to build a strong building with a firm foundation this year.

*Wisdom & discernment as we enter 2018 to be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and faithful and obedient to His call.  We want to be all that God has called us to be and rely on him for everything always!
 Adam in Burgos Cathedral at the Tomb of El Cid

 The Family having Chocolate & Churros in Zaragosa

 3/4 Kids SO COLD at Alhambra in Granada, Spain

 The Family & Friends having "American BBQ" in Zaragosa

 Boardwalk in Malaga, Spain

Statue of El Cid in Burgos, Spain

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