The snow is falling lightly as we sit in our Fairbanks home. We are enjoying our family and friends in Alaska, but we miss being with our friends and our daughter in the Philippines. This year, as most of you know, I have had to return from the Philippines for continued medical oversight. I continue to improve as the days go by and we look forward to returning to the ministry in Virac in January.
Amy continues to teach at the Bible school two classes per day in addition she has become the main speaker for the Sunday morning church service. She finds this challenging and enjoyable.
Christmas was originally established as a holiday to remember Christ and his birth. Words cannot express the tremendous gift He gave to each of us by His death on the cross. Because of Him, we can have true joy and peace that one day we can be with Him for eternity.
Paul in II Corinthians 5 states the following words of encouragement and instruction:
“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him… vs 18 “…who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and have given us the ministry of reconciliation…vs 20…now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
Paul also reminds us that, “clearly, you are epistles of Christ…written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not of tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.”
Pastor Homer just shared a living example in an email. He writes, “I’m now in Monic for their church anniversary. Our student (Renan) was used by God to revive them. And many souls were added to the church. Praise God!”
Ask God to help you be a clearly read and understood letter to those people He puts around you this season and always, that many could be added to the kingdom as they “read” you.
Your friends and co-laborers,
Nels, Lorrie, and Amy
Please remember any financial gifts you make for 2015 need to be post marked no later than December 31st