Once upon a time there were lands where people had not heard about the gift that God had sent. That through his son Jesus Christ, people could have LIFE and HOPE.
Thousands of miles away there was a group of people who knew about this gift and decided not to keep it to themselves. They realized that God wanted them to ENGAGE in sharing this gift of hope, love and salvation with everyone. So they sent people to share this gift. This group of people promised to ENGAGE by praying, giving and caring for their friends that they were sending.
Over time, the people in other lands accepted this gift and an amazing thing happened. Their lives were completely changed and they began ENGAGING and sharing it with others…and more and more began accepting this gift. The friendships grew between these groups of people…regardless of distance, race or culture. In working together they saw that God began changing communities!
YOU are the group of people who have engaged in these partnerships! YOU are the ones who are praying, giving and caring for those in far away lands. YOU are the ones who have seen God at work in your own lives and have not kept it to yourself. YOU have ENGAGED and have been giving CHRISTmas away!!
Through your financial gifts World Outreach sent $4,000 for scholarships for the students at the Learning Resource Center in the Philippines. These students have graduated from the Bible School and are missionaries to unreached Muslim villages. $7,000 was sent to help with flood relief (water, food and rebuilding homes) after the devastating mud slides and flooding surrounding Iligan City, Philippines. We continue to support Tom & Michele Obrien there!
Through your financial gifts, World Outreach sent $11,000 to help with scholarships for students at JETS seminary! You can read those stories in previous blogs. We continue to support Bulus & Rose Galadima in their ministry!
We celebrated with Chris & Kathy Gouzoules as the church in Tenancingo was given over to godly leadership, Pastor Richarte and his wife Isela and keeps on growing. We continue to support Chris & Kathy Gouzoules!
GOD is multiplying our gifts (time, finances, prayer) and using it to expand His Kingdom! What a JOY to work alongside Him and keep sharing the gift of LIFE and HOPE. Thank you for Engaging!! MERRY CHRISTMAS
Serving together with you,
Christy Davis, Alison Knoll, Beth Marshall, Michael Matteoni, John & Kat Tierney and many others!!