Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Review

It was a great Christmas! Our Christmas Eve service was successful, and my family had our traditional Mexican food afterwards (a Texas thing!). Christmas morning was fun because we had five children under age 7 in our house. We had a Christmas Dinner with 16 people, and it was a great time of fellowship and laughter. One of the highlight of this Christmas was the opportunity I had to preach at the Gallatin Outreach on the 20th. I am amazed each month at the poverty that is evident at these outreaches. I was able to share Christ with these beautiful people, and several responded to the invitation. What a privilege - nothing was a significant as this night during my Christmas. Now will be several days of reflection and vision casting for 2008.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Good News about Missions

This week we received some great news from our missionaries Phil and Katja Zarns. After months of raising money, Phil and Katja have raised all their monthly support. They are on their way to Stockholm, Sweden to start a ministry called “Stockholm Life.” Sumner Life sends this couple $200 a month on a continual basis. In addition to this, Sumner Life was also able to send them at $200 Christmas gift for their enjoyment this Christmas.

We are so proud of what Phil and Katja are going to do in Sweden. Check out their ministry at Keep this family in your prayers.