“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:7-9
The year has truly flown by! It is unbelievable that in just a short while, we will be ushering in the New Year. This time of year is a really special opportunity to just reflect on God and all that He has done. While Thanksgiving is not necessarily a Christian holiday, as believers it is a wonderful day to set aside to reflect on the goodness and blessings of God. More than even looking at the material blessings God has given us, it is important to focus on just how much of a blessing God Himself is. It can be easy to get so wrapped up in life that we forget who God is. Truly He has given us the best blessing by sending Jesus to die on the cross. Our sins are forgiven and we have direct access to a relationship with God, nothing that happens in this life can take that away. Praise the Lord for that! This is the hope that our Circuit Riders are busy taking all over the world. There is much going on in these remote areas. Every day there are miracles, both little and big, and hearts being opened to God. You’ll never hear these stories on the news, and some of them you may not even know until you get to Heaven, yet God is moving in mighty and powerful ways. As you celebrate this holiday season, please remember our Circuit Riders and the work that they are doing for the Lord. Encourage your family and friends to pray for them with you! Thank you so much for interceding on behalf of the Circuits and the men and women running them. Have a wonderful month! Blessings!
GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY SCHOOL
Last month, we had a new Sunday School girl join us named Janet. She looked very happy when she came for the first time. The next week, she was very eager to see me coming. She was smiling all over and the third week she was even more excited to see me. After we had done the classes, we went for visitation and reached the first house not knowing that it was where she lived with her uncle. After losing both parents, who were HIV positive, she moved to live with him. Unfortunately, the girl is also HIV positive. Her uncle told people about that, and it has made her to not have friends because they are afraid of also becoming HIV positive. A spirit of inferiority took over. But now, since coming to Sunday School, she sees how joyful and excited the children become during classes. This has regenerated many things in her. She made a decision of staying happy. It is like hope has been brought into her life. She says that the few hours we spend together each week are the most beautiful hours in the week.