Sharing the Good News at Christmas
Many of those we partner with overseas are forbidden to openly express their faith in Jesus Christ—with one exception. They can celebrate Christmas and share the story of Christ’s birth. In one way or another, those we partner with take advantage of this opportunity each year.
Myanmar – Each Christmas the Love Children Home orphanages invite the local villagers, most are non-Christian, to their Christmas Outreach. They provide a good meal, gifts, music, and share the story of Jesus’ birth. In addition, they have begun to go out, older and younger orphans together, to bring rice and other food to those in need. This opens the door for them to share the Good News with the people.
Andaman Islands – Each year Raja and Sheeba and a team of Bible school students take three weeks to travel to the outer islands where they share the story of Christ’s birth. They rent a flatbed truck and decorate it for Christmas. Hundreds of people hear about Jesus for the first time during this outreach. At the orphanage on Christmas Day, they invite local villagers to their Christmas celebration. The orphans provide a good Christmas meal, give small gifts, and share the Christmas story through songs, dances, and teaching. In addition, they broadcast a television Christmas service to one million people throughout the islands.
Nepal – Paul and Bhwana provide a Christmas meal, colorful blankets, shoes, warm knit caps and jackets to children in the slum areas, street kids, and widows. Their team travels to mountain villages to provide the same, along with a nutritious meal.
Cuba – The focus in Cuba every Christmas is children. They hold outreaches throughout the island and provide gifts and food while sharing the story of Christ’s birth.
Other Going Global Inc. partners in Israel, Kenya, Belize, Vietnam, and Bangladesh do something similar during the holiday season. We thank you for your prayers and support throughout the year, but especially during this once-a-year opportunity for our friends overseas to share the story of Christ’s birth.
I’d like to invite you to join us for our annual Christmas Gifts Project, wherein a $5 donation provides a cap, blanket, shoes, or other meaningful gift and a meal during these Christmas outreaches. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful testimony of how the Lord works through ordinary people to accomplish His purposes. You make a difference!
Grateful as always,
Dennis and Robin
God is moving in several areas with church planting. In the Andaman Islands, Raja has started a Bible School with the mission to plant a church on each inhabited island in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The church and leaders in Kenya have planted several churches this year. We are also seeing this need in Nepal. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Would you join us in praying for the harvest and harvest workers?
Food For Thought
“If God has made your cup sweet drink it with grace; if he has made it bitter drink it in communion with Him.” -Oswald Chambers
God is with us and there is reason to draw near to him in both the sweet and bitter seasons of life.
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:
We thank you, in advance, for praying for the following:
Your pastors and their families.
Elizabeth Thang, who helps lead our effort in Myanmar, just had her first baby. We pray for blessing and favor for this growing family.
1000’s who will hear about Jesus with the Christmas Gifts Project and outreaches.
“And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him.” Luke 24:31
We founded Going Global Inc. in 2007 with this ministry goal. It is still our heart today. Thank you for praying and partnering with us. Together, we can do a lot!
Dennis & Robin Nonnemacher
Help reach orphans, widows, and pastors in remote areas of the world.