Well, the cookies have been baked (and eaten), the Christmas cards opened (and read), and the carols sung yet again. How quickly the month has flown -- it's almost Christmas!!! As I probably won't be blogging here over the next couple days, I wanted to jot a quick note with a prayer update:
This past July we shared with you the testimony of the Lord's work in a WI prison. Well, since then we've been in touch with the chaplain, and have been very encouraged to hear reports of continuing fruit. Just a month ago they had 8 new believers baptized, and there are currently more 9 men who have shown serious interest. We praise the Lord for His work in these men's hearts -- and for the chaplain who has been investing in their lives.
To make a long story a little shorter, we will again be sharing at this prison -- on Christmas Day. The men are very excited and as of tonight, 93 have signed up for the service (a record attendance). We are grateful for this huge opportunity -- and recognize our great need for prayer.
If you think of our family around 2:00pm on Christmas, please lift us before the throne -- and pray for the hearts of the men who will be attending. This will be especially challenging for us, as only 18+years can enter the facility. We never quite realize how MUCH we rely on the younger ones until we have to share without them!
Thank you in advance -- and we'll look forward to sharing more soon!!!