Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Update


"Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as a Savior, until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner." ~ J.C. Ryle

This last month has been very hectic, as the churches we visited have been busy with many Thanksgiving and Christmas activities. It has been such a blessing to participate in many of these activities and to see how different congregations celebrate these special holidays. During this time, our travels have taken us from Visalia in the south and Burney in the north; however, most of our meetings have been within two hours of San Francisco. 
We were in Burney, CA on December 9th and had a wonderful time with the church family there! It was a chilly change from the weather in San Francisco, so we were glad we packed our coats! The next day, we drove twelve hours to Kingman, AZ, where we will be ministering for the next two weeks. We will be spending Christmas with some of Bob's family here!
While in Arizona, we will pick up a borrowed travel trailer that we will use for the remainder of deputation. This will help immensely, as next year's schedule is filling up quickly and will include travel from California to Ohio. While in Arizona, we have also been able to find some work, which will greatly help our financial need!

Wondering about next year's schedule? Click to see the current list: http://bass2peru.blogspot.com/p/our-upcoming-schedule.html

We pray that each of you has a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Christ was "Born to Die," so that we may live, and that's the message that the world needs to hear! May we commit to share this message with the lost around us each day, starting today and throughout 2013!
Prayer Requests:
-Safety: Since we are on the road a lot, we always covet your prayers in this area. Thankfully, our GMC has provided a higher profile than the Toyota. This has proved helpful in California traffic!
-Finances: The last few months have been difficult in this area. Since we are on the road so much, we have felt the pinch, as expenses for fuel and vehicle maintenance have been high. We ask that you pray for us in this area. 
-Support: Our monthly support level has remained at 27.4% but several churches will be voting on us at their year-end business meetings. We covet your prayers that we still reach 50% in the next few weeks! Our goal is still to reach full support by next year. Please pray with us for this!

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