Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas: Celebration of Birth!

Christmas Eve

What better way to celebrate Christmas? This year at our church in Quito I had the incredible experience of baptizing two young ladies on Christmas Eve! Changed lives is the real “Reason for the Season.”

Jesus came to earth to defeat sin, death and evil, and he wants to give us peace with God.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

Jesus’ birth 2000 years ago made it possible for us to celebrate a new birth today for Xamara and Milena.

Our worship was made even richer by contributions by people from all over the globe. We had scripture readings in other languages and special music in Persian from some people who sacrificed much to follow Jesus and leave their home in Iran. It’s times like this when we’re especially thrilled to see how Jesus is building his church from every tribe, people, language and nation!

Pastors in Cajabamba

I few days ago I had the privilege of teaching a theology workshop to some pastors in Cajabamba. I’ll be returning once a month for a while. Pray for another good class on January 9.

White Christmas

We are taking advantage of the break in school to enjoy a vacation this week. We’re already dreaming of a white Christmas—white, that is, from the sea foam rolling off the breakers on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean! Next time maybe you can join us at Punta Arena; we recommend it!

Merry Christmas!