Saying Goodbye to 2017

Hello! We hope you all had a joy-filled Christmas in company of family and friends.  It has been so sweet to be reunited with family and enjoy this holiday season with our loved ones.  We are cherishing every moment and are so thankful that we were given this opportunity.

With all the busyness of ministry, traveling and holidays, it has been challenging to sit down and write an update.  The weeks prior to our California visit were rich and full, and we thought you’d like to hear about a couple of those things that took place.

Mini Vacation Bible School

The month of December started off with a mini VBS at Club Esperanza.  The school year ends at the beginning of December so it was a perfect time to minister to the kids as they begin their summer break.  We had an incredible time singing, dancing, doing crafts and most importantly, learning about God’s unending love.  Our theme verse for the week was Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  The kids (and adults!) had a blast and we are so delighted and humbled by the opportunity we have been given to love on these little ones.  We look forward to doing a bigger scale VBS in the community and sharing Jesus with as many children as possible.

Women’s Christmas Tea

We celebrated our Savior’s birth at Calvary Managua with a women’s Christmas tea.  We had a special time reflecting upon our Savior and learning more about who He is: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Our evening together also included worship, delicious food, games and sweet fellowship.  It was a blessing to gather together as women and begin the Christmas season with the correct perspective.

Wrapping up 2017

It’s hard to believe that the year has come to an end.  It was a big year for our family and as we reflect on all that has taken place in 2017, all we can say is God has been faithful.  We have seen Him work in incredible ways and His loving hand upon our lives has been so evident.  We look forward to 2018, knowing that He is in control and has every detail prepared.  We thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement during these past 9 months (the time we have been in Nicaragua).  As we step into this new year, we look to the Lord for guidance and continued direction for ministry.  We appreciate and thank you for praying along with us.  We wish you and your family a wonderful, blessed and fruitful 2018.

2 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to 2017

  1. Thank you for the update! We love you guys! May the Lord bless you & keep you and make His face shine upon you amen! ~ the Loo family ❤

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