Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas from Ireland...

Our Christmas Prayer Letter...

Merry Christmas from Ireland!  As I write this short note we have been in Ireland 6 months.  What a journey it has been.  God has provided in SO many ways.  He has opened doors and performed miracles beyond our wildest dreams, and I'm not just saying that for dramatic effect.  We are here in Ireland today... because God moved! Since our arrival here we have met some wonderful people and are beginning to make lifelong friends.  You might say it's beginning to feel like home.

As you gather with your family and friends through this holiday season join with us in marveling again at the mystery of Christmas: Immanuel, a with us God!  And as the Lord brings us to your mind please join us in praying over the following requests:

• Pray we would SO reflect Jesus in our lives that HE would become visible to those we live amongst. (Isaiah 60:3)  • Pray that God would open doors for effective ministry. (Colossians 4:3a)  • Pray that we would continue to listen to God, as he leads and directs our lives, walking through those open doors.(Prov 3:5-6)  • Pray for our extended family, as we're not all able to be together this Christmas...and thank God for things like skype :-) 

As I write this short note know we're thinking of YOU and giving thanks!  We are blessed to have you in our lives.  We join with Paul in praying... "In all our prayers for all of you, we always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you(in us all) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Phil 1:4-6 

What an incredible thought!
Happy Christmas!  And never forget... "TODAY...a Savior has been born to YOU; He is Christ, the Lord!"