The girls welcomed to a cold white Iowa.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! We are so very thankful as we look at this past year for all of the faithful support God has provided through many of you in prayer, encouragement and financially.
As we reflected on Christmas in church last week, Aaron had everyone turn in their Bibles to Luke 2. We reflected on how the shepherds heard the message, went to see what God had done, and then how they spread the message of Jesus’ birth. It challenged me as I’m in my own home country to be faithful to share what I have heard, and seen.
As we have been Stateside the Patpatar are on our hearts and minds, too. This is the first year the group of Christians have been on their own to celebrate Christmas as believers. There were many great things happening as we left. The believers were being faithful to hear and then share the things they have learned from God’s Word. Please pray that God will continue to work in and through them and build His church as we are away.
May we all be like the shepherds and share the message this season.
Fact: If you appreciate short snippets of what life is like for various tribal people around the world and the missionaries who live with them, check out Tribal Beat: http://www.ntm.org/news/tb.php. You can sign up to receive each month’s little story on that page as well. It’s a great way to expand your understanding of who we are serving, as well as Who we are serving!
Lori saying “good-bye” to her tribal mother for a few months.