Greetings to all in the Name of Jesus. We pray that your Christmas time will be blessed as we reflect on all Jesus has done for us. How He gave up His glory to come as a child to be with us. We know this is no small thing when we stop to consider how hard it is for us to give up our pride and our comforts even for a moment! Consider that Christ has called us to be like him in giving up what glorifies us and coming to Him as a little child. As we trust in Him we can also be trusted with the gifts and callings He has given us and called us to - this ministry of reconciliation of mankind to God and our call to be reconciled together in peace and brotherhood. Amen?
November at DCM was such a blessing! We had many many first time commitments to the Lord - always proof that we are on the right track in spite of our failings. The Lord is faithful to His Word - that it does not return empty. We speak the Word and it returns to Him through the new lambs added to His flock. Pray for these new ones. We have also seen many recommitments and people are finding a deeper understanding and reading of God's Word through the dramatic presentations. We are already over 30 in our new fiscal year of children sponsored for World Vision for 2005 - 2006. Dennis is in the Dominican Republic on a ministry trip for World Vision. We pray that this trip will be a great success as we seek to find more sponsors for these little ones - God's least, last and lost. We know that if we give even a cup of cold water in Jesus' Name then we will in no wise lose our reward - how much more our reward will be if we make a commitment to give 30.00 - 35.00 per month in order to feed, clothe, educate - and love - a little child - all in the Name of Jesus! As you prepare your hearts for Christmas this year you might consider becoming a World Vision sponsor to honor the Holy Child of Bethlehem. In this way you can celebrate His birthday each month and day of the year knowing that your gifts go to one just like him - a child in rags and poverty and need. Click on our World Vision page to learn more and may the Lord bless you for allowing your hearts to be moved.
Prayer needs: Just that we here at DCM would continue to be ready in season and out to move and to go for His glory and for the lost He desperately seeks for His own. We've been asked about going to Africa to minister with a group of 33 churches there. We'd like to take a team and are looking at late 2006 or early 2007. Also, please copy our schedule and pray over our ministry dates - it would be so helpful and will increase the effectiveness of this ministry. Thank you so much!
In His Love,