| Merry Christmas!
Many of you have heard of or have been involved in the distribution of “Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoeboxes” (see http://www.samaritanspurse.org/). Once again this year we had the incredible privilege of giving out these gifts to thousands of children here in Sombor in orphanages, schools, pre-schools, children’s associations, etc. This service each year has touched the hearts of so many kids and parents and has opened up many opportunities for us to share the Gospel. On the 29th we are going to have a Christmas program that church members will invite their friends to. (They have two Christmases here in Serbia; one on the 25th and the other on the 7th of Jan). Please pray that the true meaning of Christmas would be communicated effectively as we give out these gifts, sing and have Christian children from another town perform a play.
Church Renovation Project Fundraiser
Many have been asking how the fundraiser turned out. I am happy to inform you that it was a great success! Over $20,000 was collected! Considering the present circumstances with the economy, this is truly a miracle! Thanks so much for your prayers concerning this and thanks to those of you who contributed. This amount will help us: complete our bathroom (no more outhouse, thank God!), put in interior doors, get a temporary heating system set up, complete downstairs ceilings, etc. A little less than half of the building will be completely useable and we plan on moving back in sometime after the New Year. Please continue to pray that the Lord would provide the rest of what we need in order to totally complete the project.
Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the first arrival of our Savior and Lord! Thanks again for all of the prayers and financial support.
Love in Christ,