December 2012 Prayer Letter
Blessings to you all! We hope you like the CHILE MISSION letterhead—it’s what we now use at the top of our website, www.chilemission.org We especially invite you to click on this link and familiarize yourselves with it, as we also post our Prayer Letters there (under Team blogs). The intention is to use the site regularly for all of our postings and also receive your feedback through the same site. Toward that end we are now working to fill in new categories with content and photos both.
Please join us in giving praise and thanks this month for a Real, God-with-us (Immanuel) Jesus. All that He is and signifies make reconciliation with God and eternal life possible, and any and all life hope and purpose possible. Knowing, following, and serving Him should be central to life. Is that true for you? May this same Immanuel Jesus touch and bless your December.
One more praise: Many of you know our daughter, Jordan. She, Rob, & Selah (two years old) welcomed Eden into the world on November 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and mother and daughter are both doing well. Thank you, Lord, that every baby belongs to you.
DECEMBER PRAYERS December is a particularly hectic, full month in Chile. The month contains both the beginning of summer and the end of the school year, not to mention all of the special Christmas family and friend get-togethers so important to Chileans. By and large, our “Chile” children have done well this year staying in school and in learning. This might seem like a strange request, but please pray that our children that still do not understand the material of the class level they are completing, like Carla, would not be promoted to yet another class further along. We work hard to help our kids succeed during the year.
Three years ago Carla should have repeated third grade, but was automatically passed anyway as in these subsequent years, leaving her far behind. If she is allowed to now repeat sixth grade, we feel that with our help she will be able to catch up and be in position to continue from there. Her attitude is good, but she is also often frustrated at her inability to do the work. It’s a tribute to Janine, Fabiola, and to our staff that the children do as well as they do. We also seek your prayers for this Christmas for the kids—that they would enjoy good time “in family” together and receive some special gifts, but also feel a new spirit of hope and love that further separates them from their pasts.
Lastly, please continue to pray for a renter for our Cedar Lake, IN house.
Praising, praying, and fasting alongside you in our IMMANUEL Jesus, Jack and Janine