Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The two main holidays in the Christian world are Christmas and Easter. One because it celebrates Christ coming to be with us and the other because it celebrates the accomplishing of his mission.

This season, we celebrate the fulfillment of a promise. God had been promising his people for thousands of years that he would send a messiah. And in a tiny town in modern-day Israel, that promise was fulfilled.

It's a reminder that ALL of God's promises are fulfilled - in His time. That's why this is often called a season of hope. See, another one of God's promises was that Jesus will come back in the same way the disciples saw him leave. So, like the old testament Jews waited for Jesus to come the first time, we now wait for him to come back.

In the meantime, there is work to do.

Agape in Action is very excited about the next chapter of our story in Guatemala. Dr. Sherwood Pope and his wife Areli will be moving to Guatemala in a matter of days now. Please keep them in your prayers.

Also, since Agape in largely funded through investments in the oil and gas business, and you may have noticed that oil prices are dropping, please consider a financial gift to the ministry. Less money at the pump in our case means less money for missions. So maybe a bit of what you're saving could be put to good use???

Just a thought.

We pray you have a blessed Christmas and New Year!