Monday, December 3, 2012

We had a wonderful fall party with our friends and the kids. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow with all the missionaries on our team. And then wouldn't you know it Christmas is just around the corner. We cannot believe this year as flown by so fast, but we praise the Lord for His faithfulness, His blessings, and everything He has taught us during this year.
In the last couple weeks we had a girls Bible study sleep over. It was a great time of fellowship with the girls. Eleven girls from the Bible study were able to come and stay the whole night. We filled the house with laughter, noise, fun and eating. After studying the Bible we spent the rest of the night getting to know one another through games, watching movies, and just hanging out. I was thrilled to have all the girls here. In the coming weeks, Chris will be very busy taking pictures for the kids and workers at the space ( a place for gypsy kids to come after school to take showers, have a nice meal, and get help with their homework, most importantly it is filled with people who love them and share the gospel with them on a regular basis). Chris has been able to be a part of this on a regular basis since the summer. He enjoys the kids so much, and is grateful for the opportunity to be able to share Christ's love with them. As Christmas approaches we will also be getting ready for Christmas parties for the Bible studies we teach, giving out of Christmas baskets to the impoverished families around us full of Bibles, gospel tracts, food, clothing, and something little for each of the kids. We are in continual prayer for the finances for each of these baskets and the families who will be receiving them.
We thank you all for everything you do in the Lord. We praise the Lord for you daily and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and a Very Merry Christmas.

Prayer Requests and Needs:

Tires for the van. ( A law in Romanian requires us to have winter tires for our van, $450)

A new couch to replace the broken one (any where between $300-$600)

Praise we were able to get all our kids jackets, hats, mittens, and boots for the winter.

Salvation for those in Chris' Bible study.

For the girls in the Bible study to grow in godly character and to be a light for Jesus in their schools and homes. Salvation for those who have yet to come to know Christ personally.

Safe travels for Jennifer (Chris' sister), and her two friends who will be coming to spend Christmas with us, and arrive in just two weeks, from Kazakstan