The lyrics from a famous Christmas song are, “Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see?” Each time that is played, we think about what Jesus hears and sees. Do we see and hear through the eyes of Jesus? Do we hear the cry of orphans around the world? Do we feel the pain of widows this time of year? Are we aware how many infants have been aborted this year and years past and will not celebrate this Christmas with their family? Perhaps it’s time to pay attention to what He sees and hears—and join in the battle!
The countries we work in are on the front lines of spiritual warfare. This time of year is no different from any other. Those we partner with take one day at a time. They trust in God for all things. We make an effort to bless them above what we normally do monthly at Christmas, because they make an effort to reach out to their communities and share the story of Christ’s birth and the Reason for the Season. Here’s what’s taking place:
Nepal – We will once again be helping Paul and Bhawana purchase blankets, warm caps, shoes and some jackets for $5 each. These will be given to widows and children who live on the street, slums and mountain villages. A good meal is included.
Myanmar – All 13 orphanages in the Love Children Home network will host a Christmas celebration and give the orphans a good meal and gifts.
Andaman Islands – Raja and Sheeba continue their tradition of renting a truck and traveling to outlying islands sharing the story of Christ’s birth. They will bless the children and widows with gifts. They’ll host a Christmas celebration at the orphanage for local villagers providing food and gifts. A television program is being produced to share the story of Christ’s birth with almost one million Hindu viewers.
Kenya – Our friends in Kenya will again provide school bags filled with supplies for children who return to school the first week of January.
Cuba – Manuel and staff will host several kids’ Christmas outreaches throughout the island. They provide food, candy, and small gifts to those who attend.
Israel – Plans are being made for outreaches to children and widows in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
In almost all areas, there are restrictions because of the pandemic. But those we serve are finding ways to work around that to make Christmas special for children, widows, and pastors in remote areas. Small gifts, a good meal, and the story of Christ’s birth will bring encouragement to many.
Thanks for your prayers and help throughout the year and during this very special season.
Dennis and Robin
Food For Thought
“Your love is so extravagant, it reaches higher than the heavens! Your faithfulness is so astonishing, it stretches to the skies!” Psalm 108:4 Passion Translation
King David, the psalmist, is focusing on God’s love for him and others. We need to do the same. His love for me is extravagant! His faithfulness is astonishing! Even when I am faithless, He is faithful.
You can be an important part of our ministry by praying for us. Prayer is a weapon of warfare and we covet your prayers. If you would like us to pray for you, e-mail your prayer requests to us. Please pray for the following:
Pray that the story of Christ’s birth can be shared openly, and hearts drawn to Him in the areas we serve.
Pray for our government leaders.
Pray for your pastors and their families.
Pray for our family. Some need healing and some need Christ.
Pray for wisdom as we begin to plan next year.
Help reach orphans, widows, and pastors in remote areas of the world.
Dennis and Robin Nonnemacher PO Box 12467 Green Bay, WI 54307 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-765-589-3689