As with so many of you we are focused in on this special time of the year as we celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ. We have passed through a lot of changes during this past year and our hope is that we have honored him in every area of our lives. As 2018 comes to a close we have much for which we are grateful.
God’s grace for us in healing Leon from the certainty of death from cancer has enabled us to do so much more than we could have anticipated as we started 2018. The process of restoring health after over seven years of battling the cancer is slow, but we rejoice in the life that God has given so we can continue to be together, enjoy our family and friends and continue to serve Him. What an amazing journey it is in serving the Lord! We also praise the Him for the success of Teresa’s surgery to repair her damaged vocal cord. She has her voice back and I, Leon, love hearing her sing again as she goes about life.
Just a few weeks ago we returned from Puerto Peñasco where we spent a week with pastors Conrad and Heidi Quiros ministering together at Peñasco Christian Fellowship. It was so encouraging to see how well the church is doing as the congregation is healthy and growing and the Lord is being exalted in their lives. We had the opportunity to minister in several services and activities, one of them being a servant's appreciation dinner and service for about 70 people in the church who serve in ministries, some of whom do so in several capacities! The pastors are doing such a great job ministering to the congregation and the church certainly reflects their commitment.
As we look ahead to 2019 we have several potential mission trips that we are working on and we look forward to what the Lord will enable us to do. We thank you so much for your friendship, your prayers and your continued support. What we do in ministry is only possible because of you, so we invite you to share with us in our rejoicing as well.
We wish for you the most wonderful Christmas Season and a blessed New Year. Enjoy the time the Lord gives you!