Here’s a recent picture of golden hour through the pines. What a wonderful gift from God!
As we wrap up the month of December and the year 2023, we’d like to thank you for your continued prayer support. We could not be where we are and doing what we’re blessed to be doing if it weren’t for God’s grace.
I continue to serve as a guest preacher at several churches. We are so grateful to be able to collaborate in this way.
We were invited to attend another pastor’s conference in coffee-growing country. I don’t always present at these conferences, but we love the fellowship and mutual support.
We accompanied a local pastor and friend to a conference in El Salvador in order to help bring back some sound equipment his church leadership was able to secure. That’s about as close as I want to get to a volcano!
We were able tag along on another visit to the maternity ward at the local hospital. This time our group went into hospital rooms where the mothers and newborns were, and were able to pray for them there. We also handed out coffee and tamales, which were gratefully received.
We’re just about finished with bean harvesting. Whoever referred to something insignificant as not amounting to a hill of beans has never spent a back-breaking day bent over harvesting. In order to get a hill’s worth of beans, you really have to put in some effort!
We were so excited and grateful to see that we’d harvested a year’s supply of beans. But there is a theological takeaway here. Although we may have enough beans for the next year (and a bit of a surplus too), we don’t want for a second to take our eyes off the hand of the Provider. If we’re not diligent, it can be easy to trust in material possessions rather than in God who so richly meets our needs (1 Timothy 6:17, Psalm 123:2).
May God meet your needs in ways that ultimately bring Him glory.