21 October 2011 (Letter for November and December)
Dear Friends and Partners,
Our schedule over the next month and a half is such that we felt it necessary to allow this letter to cover both November and December. November is the time of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. and we rejoice and give thanks for what God has done in these past months. As we approach the end of 2011, we want to report that, even with the sudden changes of schedule and heart rending events this year, we have witnessed over three thousand people make decisions to receive our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this letter from Canada, where we are in the midst of a tremendous time of ministry. God is moving as He promised and lives are being touched and changed. We are often reminded of the marching orders Jesus gave to His disciples when he said, “…as you go, preach, saying, ‘the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give’” (Matthew 10:7&8 NKJV). It is our intent to do exactly as Jesus commanded until that day that we stand before Him in eternity.
As you can see from our agenda, we will be flying to England and France on the 10th of November and returning on the 7th of December. We are expecting God to move in many ways. We want the people to be touched spiritually and we also expect a time of refreshing for ourselves. Several days of inactivity have been built into the schedule so that we may rest and visit with friends.
December is the time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and we are reminded of the Word of God, which says:
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end.
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
(Isaiah 9:6&7 NKJV)
We rejoice that He came, as prophesied, and that He is in control among us. It is with this knowledge that we say to you, have a blessed Christmas and a glorious New Year. Remember, it is the Son of God for whom we celebrate.
Eugene & Sherry