As our family celebrates Chrstmas this year, we celebrate the One who never changes; the One who was born to die; the One who brings calm and joy and hope and peace through all of life's uncertainties and many changes. We celebrate the One who came and who is coming again - towards that we look with hopeful expectation!
"Meet my friend, Mutema. He is four (4) years old and lives in one of the villages where I go for kids ministry. He was recently taken to the hospital (after a long 4 month battle and praying like crazy) and is now receiving the medical care he desperately needs. According to the Doctor’s report, Mutema’s CT Scan shows a huge mass which seems to be attached to one of his kidneys. Mutema has been referred to the Social Welfare department and they are assuming all responsibility for the costs. This is not usual but for it we are thankful!"
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"In our city of 8 million people, daily exposure to street trash and leaked sewage gets annoying, so finding a relatively clean apartment complex was important to us. That usually means a price potentially higher than our budget. We were blessed to stay in one of our doctor’s apartments the first week, as they had A/C and our city was in the midst of an unusual heat wave. After 3 more days of apartment hunting, we knew the first one was a gift, as all the others were worn out, too small, one bathroom, or in very old and unkempt areas. "
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"From the minute our feet hit USA soil we heard phrases like, "welcome Home, you're home, how does it feel to be home" and many more. Although we completely understand the sentiment to those phrases and we definitely felt welcomed and loved on; we all struggled to know how to respond to those phrases."
Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Van Steenbergs, missionaries to Central America.
"The ground is celebrating and anticipating new life and growth; the trees are guzzling, as much as they can, with the hope to begin growing new leaves; and people are praising the Lord for the provision of water (for cleaning, laundry, cooking and drinking). We so often take water for-granted."
Click here to read the newsletter from Barry and Christy, missionaries to Central America.
"Light of Africa continues evangelize and disciple of God’s great gift of love for all people, His Son Jesus Christ. Zambian men, women and children have chosen to become children of God and are now being discipled in God’s Word."
"You remember the words, don't you? "Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la." In this Christmas season we have much to be jolly about, or thankful for."
Click here to read the entire message from the Van Steenbergs, missionaries to Central America.
"It was Friday…the day before the first Guys for God camp. Joel, Sara, and the rest of Team ORU joined in a prayer walk across the land. We prayed for unity, for transparency, for Truth, for Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those attending and in ours."
"For quite some time, prior to arriving in Costa Rica, this Psalm was on a continual playlist in our heart and mind. As hard and dark as some of our Partnership Development days were, we knew that God was in the midst of unwrapping His good and perfect plan in our lives. We recognized God's faithfulness in our lives and it was our task to remain faithful to Him."
"We are grateful and blessed to celebrate Christmas with our Zambian friends and family this year. It is an honor to serve these past (almost 20 years) in this area. We thank you for your prayers, financial support , encouragement and friendship this past year especially."