Newsletter Issue 7 — Christmas 2009
Dear Friend of Agapé Heart,
In this season of joy, I pray that you know in your heart the wonder and the glory of the Incarnation.
I pray that the fullness of the wonderful blessing of salvation for which our Lord Jesus came is not lost to any one of us. And I pray, for those who do not yet know Him at all, that this is the season in which you come to know Him personally. There is simply no life outside of Jesus, whom we celebrate. The greatest miracle, salvation, is found in no-one but in Christ Jesus (Acts 4:12). The One we celebrate is Love (1 John 4:8). He is the greatest gift, and the only gift that we really need. Praise be to God.
I have so strongly sensed the unction of the Holy Spirit to praise Him without ceasing this December, the end of 2009. The Bible says that the Lord is enthroned on the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). You may be going through a difficult season, perhaps financially, in health, or otherwise. But the Lord knows all your needs, and He cares for you. He is worthy of all praise in every season.
There are so many reasons to praise Him.
We praise God for His great goodness, and for the gift of salvation.
We praise God for His unfailing love.
We praise God for His provision.
We praise God for His faithfulness.
We praise God for He is El-Shaddai, Almighty God, and nothing is impossible with Him.
We thank and praise God for, among other blessings, the following:
- The continued financial support and prayers of friends of Agapé Heart. As a result of your support, we are: providing Christmas meals on Christmas Day for probably over 200 poor people from Amuma and surrounding villages; providing rice for very poor families on Christmas Eve; and distributing clothing to the very needy.
- All who have specifically contributed to the deep water-well project, for which we are continuing to raise funds.
- For God's direction and continued provision for Agapé Heart.
- For partnership with local churches — as prayer partners, in ministering to the poor, and in discipling beneficiaries.
Thank you for your vital support of our work. I pray that you and your family know the deep love of God this Christmas, and every blessing in Christ in the coming year.
God richly bless you.
Yours in Christ