“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”
Merry Christmas and God bless you! What a wonderful time of year this is. There really is no other time like it. So many things make this season special, the lights, food, decorations, music, and good cheer that are all around. However, above all, this season is special because of the very special person that is celebrated. It can be easy to get caught up in our to-do lists and excitement (or stress) and forget why we are celebrating. It is so important to make time in the busyness to celebrate Jesus and give Him the glory and honor that He deserves. Jesus sat at the right hand of the Father and was filled with His power and glory, but He chose to empty Himself of that in order that one day we might stand in the presence of the Lord. The more I think about the sacrifices Jesus made from the time of His birth, the more in awe I am of Him. Christmas is also a huge blessing because it gives us as believers a big open door to talking about the Good News with those around us. I challenge you to use those opportunities to the best of your ability, don’t let this chance pass. Our Circuit Riders around the world are sharing the story of the birth of Jesus to children and people who may have never heard it before. Many of them will teach their Sunday Schools through the holidays, even on Christmas Day. Please keep them in your prayers as you go through this season. Pray that they will be continually filled with the joy of the Lord and that their joy will spread to others. Thank you so much for the wonderful support you are continually giving. We are so thankful for you. Merry Christmas!
GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY SCHOOL
Esnart is in grade 8 and is 16 years old. This girl has been doing well in school as well as Sunday School. She was one of the reliable kids till a tragedy happened. Her uncle came home and found out that her mother was at the market then he went ahead and raped her. She was devastated and wanted to commit suicide. The mother had her brother arrested, but still that won’t undo the damage he has caused to the little girl. The family called us to talk to the girl because she won’t listen to anyone who’s related to her. We have been conducting prayer for her and she’s getting healed gradually. We are hoping for a touch from above for the complete healing. She’s still struggling with school work and life in general, but always gives us a chance to talk to her and responds well. To you, our sponsors, we would like to thank you very much for all the great work done by supporting this ministry which is touching lives. Thank you very much!