“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23 (NIV)
God with us!!!! What an amazing truth! May our hearts bow together before the throne of the Holy one who loves us so much He is With Us!
We rejoice in God’s presence with us in:
1) the amazing retreat for Conectadas Con Dios at our church in Monterrey, MX! God touched the 44 women who attended in wonderful ways! This Saturday, December 13, Conectadas con Dios is having an evangelistic breakfast and we hope for the new women who attended the retreat plus more to attend!! Please pray for God to continue to show up and for there to be MUCH FRUIT for His Kingdom!!
Front and center is Iraida, a newly baptized believer from Conectadas con Dios, and her neighbors and friends who are seeking God! Our pastor’s wife Susi, meets with them every Wednesday morning showing them the way to Jesus!!!
2) seeing what God is doing in our home church in Monterrey, MX! However, we ask you to pray fervently with us for yet another significant and potentially very difficult meeting that is scheduled for December 14.
Last Saturday evening the married ministry from our home church had their Christmas party and had a great time!
3) We rejoice in God with us through You! Our most recent churches visited were in three different states: Iowa, Georgia, and Illinois! We enjoyed reconnecting with Valley View Baptist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! It was so refreshing to see their youth enthusiastically and efficiently serve a Thanksgiving dinner to about 90 folks, including neighbors and visitors as well as church people! While visiting Eric’s mom for Thanksgiving in Georgia, we were able to share our ministry with her Sunday School class; and this past weekend we had the privilege of being with Bethany Baptist in Harwood Heights, IL! While there, not only did we have the privilege of sharing in worship and Sunday School times, we had the the privilege of attending a concert of Puerto Rican Jíbaro (folk) music where a church member participated! Thank you Kathi, for your great work of coordinating our visit!
4) May each of you have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate God With US!! We are anticipating Christmas in Georgia with Eric’s mom, Jeff and Sarah! And then we are looking forward to time with our daughter, Angela, and her family in Mexico City for New Years! Thanks for your prayers for us as we travel and for God to give us great times together!