Special Christmas Greetings to all.
Here is what Christmas is all about……
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 KJV
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Isaiah 58:6-7 NIV
Let us help one another in any way we can this season and all year round. Big or small everyone can help someone, it brings glory to God and makes both the giver and receiver alike experience a feeling of joy and thanksgiving.
Psalm 100:4 says `- Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.`
Amen! Brothers and Sisters. Let`s all Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ……
We like most others have been very busy or active lately. There is so much to do and it seems not enough time. We need to stop and reflect on what and why we are doing what we are doing and ask if this is bringing Glory to God and helping each other.
Two more Overcomers groups are starting. One in Prince Albert Sask. and one in Aylmer, Ontario. Thank you Lord bless them and increase their ministry.
We are blessed with the ongoing Prison Ministry and the half way house. We are having our biggest grad yet next week at Beaver Creek with 1 in the minimum and 11 in the medium. We will be starting a new group in the medium January 9, 2017 God willing.
Dec. 1 we had a Leadership luncheon at Swiss Chalet with Dan from London, Christine from Cambridge, Kathy and Marietta from the two groups at New City Church in Brantford also Tom, Pastor Ray and Don and I. It was wonderful to hear the stories of what God is doing. Kathy had stepped away and didn’t get in the picture. Thank you for all your help everyone in touching peoples lives.
Later in the afternoon Don and I got together a box of testimony books, Satisfy the Hunger books and candy canes and took them over to Brantford Jail and gave them to Chaplain Matthew. Thank you Lord.
We had our Overcomers Christmas pot Blessing dinner Thursday night at NCC Café. Thank you Pastor Ray for letting us use the Café and for joining us. Everyone was so helpful. Every one joined in to set up, enjoyed each others company, ate, cleaned up and shared the leftovers and went their way. It was a joy. We had 7 gifts that we drew numbers out of a hat for. 5 were a Tim’s card and a discount coupon book, one was a turkey and cooler bag and the big one was a box of chocolates and a $50.00 gift card. The person that got the turkey didn’t have one and the person that got the chocolates and gift card was double blessed because it was her birthday. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
This is the design I put together and took to
Sobeys to have put on the cake. Everyone enjoyed it.
It says “WE ARE OVERCOMERS THANKS TO JESUS BIRTH, DEATH,
AND RESURRECTION FOR US. THANK YOU LORD”
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
Tonight, December 16, we are having our fourth Movie night at the community room in the building we live.
Please pray for us with our van, we had to get new snow tires and the summer ones are finished we don’t have any. This week coming we have to get the tailgate fixed the rust is worn right through $600. – $800. to repair so the exhaust does not come in. The air condition died last summer and was not repaired. We need a van to do the ministry we do, so pray the Lord provide for us to keep it going or provide a new one. I trust Him so thank him with me.
Christmas Day we will once again be having Christmas Dinner at Kings Buffet at 3pm on Lynden Rd., for those alone at Christmas or anyone that wants to join with us. The cost for the group meal, a hot and cold drink, tips and gratuities is $29.00 each. Call 519 805-9714 please if you are coming so we can reserve you a seat. If you would like to sponsor someone who can not afford to pay please let us know.
Our God is an Awesome God and we rejoice in the privilege of being used of God in spite or our infirmities.
In the new year hopefully after we return from our mission trip to Jamaica, I will be going in for angioplasty, hopefully that will be successful as the doctor said that this is a start and if that doesn’t work it will be a bypass. BUT GOD!!! And like I keep telling all these Doctors, “I am not out of here until God is finished with me”
So onward Christian Soldier by the grace of God and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
HAVE A WONDERFUL MERRY CHRIST-MAS AND I PRAY FOR A BLESSED NEW YEAR. MAY YOU HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS SAYING TO ALL OF US WHO BELIEVE.