Decorative lights at Christmastime remind us of what Jesus said to the people in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Like John, we are not the light, but are to be a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through Him (Jesus Christ) all men might believe.
About this time last year we started sharing this light with a man who attended our church. A few months later he took the step of faith. As Lud mentored him during the year he grew in his understanding and experience. This Christmas he shared the light he received by taking responsibility to lead some men in providing gifts for a needy family in our community. Their Christmas will be brighter and his will be richer! This is what Christmas is all about.
Throughout the year we’ve shared the light by teaching, mentoring and caring for those God brings our way. Lud has preached in churches and of course continues teaching daily over the radio. Only God knows how many hundreds of thousands have been touched and enlightened all over the world. We’ve been able to do this because of your faithful prayers and the financial contributions received. As we face the opportunities of 2014 we ask you to keep on praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and anointing and God’s provision of finances to cover the expenses involved. If you are led to contribute, make your check out to Getting God’s Message and send it to 9584 Kinsman Rd., Novelty, Ohio 44072. A tax deductible receipt will be sent for gifts postmarked by December 31.
In addition to ministry we have enjoyed a lot of rich times with our family and friends in 2013. With the marriage of Drew and Tiffany and the addition of Silas to Michael and Sarah we now total 26. All but the 3 youngest are believers in Jesus Christ and serving Him in many different ways. We’re humbled and grateful for God’s goodness to us.
We look forward to hearing from you and how God has been involved in your lives. May you have a wonderful Christmas and fruitful New Year.