The birth of the Savior so long ago is why we celebrate, not only during this season, but the whole year long! The first thing the angel said that night was, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people” (Luke 2:10.) What a wonderful message of hope for a world in crisis!
You have heard by now that a super-typhoon (Bopha) made a direct hit on Mindanao. With today’s news reporting the death toll at “902 with hundreds still missing,” we are grateful that there was no loss of life in our valley.
The main concern with them isn’t so much about the damage to people’s houses; it is about the loss of their crops. The food supplies they depend on have been badly damaged. Please pray that they would “Fear not” but trust their Heavenly Father to care for them. (Some have asked what they can do. Let us know if you want to help.)
Since we are here in the USA, we decided to give ourselves a Christmas gift: We are flying out to spend an early Christmas with Robert, Ean and some of Laura’s family. Please pray for safety, good weather for those travel days especially and a great time with loved ones.
Our wish for you is a Blessed Christmas with CHRIST as the focus! Thank you so much for praying for us as Lance works on Old Testament translation for the Higaunon.
Secure in Jesus,