As I reflect on this past year, I’m still amazed how much actually took place. Between the move to the new office, rolling out a our new name of Ethnos360, and celebrating the mission’s 75th anniversary, it was a year that was full to overflowing.
And then the year wrapped up with the sale of the mission’s old home office. It makes me wonder what this next year will bring!
Of course, I know one thing it will bring! In the new year, I will be taking a ministry trip to Africa. Prayers would be appreciated as we finalize plans, for safety during the trip and for good conversations with the missionaries and nationals alike.
But right now, I’m just enjoying the Christmas season.
I love this time of year. My early morning coffee is spent snuggled up on the couch, the Christmas lights flickering on the tree and Christmas music playing.
It’s a time for celebration. It’s a time for parties and concerts. And it’s a to spend with family and friends.
But it’s so much more than that.
It’s not the external trappings that make Christmas so special. It’s the reason for the season that makes all the difference. It’s a celebration of the birth of my Savior.
But not everyone can say that.
Last year the Iski people of Papua New Guinea couldn’t say that. They didn’t know the Christ-child had come to earth to save them from their sins. They didn’t know the significance of Christmas.
But this year it’s a different story!
For the first time, they understand what Christmas is all about: it’s about the birth of their Savior. And that is something to celebrate!
Thank you for partnering with me so that unreached peoples around the world will have the opportunity to know our Savior. Merry Christmas!