As we prepare our hearts for this season of celebrating Christs
birth, we are reminded that the news of His birth was to bring
great JOY to ALL people. And that is why we are here in Niger,
to share this Great Joy with a few, so that all
may know .
As we are here in a land covered in darkness, because they
have yet to accept this life changing gift, we seek out the joy,
the shining faces, the chorus in church sung with drums and hearts
of praise. We also anticipate a time of celebration with the
few Christians here in our city, letting their joy be made known.
We rejoice that you have chosen to be a part of the work going
on here in Niger, whether by giving or praying, you bring us
joy and you will someday be able to share in the joy of meeting
those from Niger who know Him.
We celebrate the joy of restored health after a year of illness,
operations and accidents.
We rejoice in knowing that God has promised to meet our every
need for; physical strength, spiritual and emotional encouragement,
financial needs and safety.
We are joy filled that this season gives us extra opportunities
to share the good news with our local friends.
We rejoice in our boys growth and maturity; Micah completing
his required high school courses early, and for Noah finishing
well, his first semester back at college.
May our joy in serving continue as we approach the New Year!