“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
Happy New Year everyone! I pray each of you had a wonderful Christmas. I praise the Lord for His birthday and the freedom we have in America to share this with family and friends. It was a great time with my children and our grandchildren. My sister, Linda, surprised us by coming in from Missouri with her husband, Dan. As is tradition, we started Christmas Eve with dinner at my mom’s house, and ended the evening at our home. Between the two, every year we meet in the Chapel for a Christmas Eve service with the missionary families. We sang and read the Christmas story – we had a wonderful time! The prayer chapel seats 34 people, and this year, it was overflowing!
I want to thank all off the churches and our partners in ministry for the outpouring of gifts and food for all of the missionary families that live here. What a blessing it has been! God is soooo good!
As we rejoice over the blessing of our Savior’s birth, and thank Him for yet another year of ministry, I look forward with anticipation to 2009. I praise the Lord for opening up our new radio program, “A Place We Call Home.” You can hear us locally on Truth Radio, am 830 each Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. It is also on several other stations across North Carolina as well as on the web at truthbroadcasing.com. I believe that the Lord is giving us a way to share the heart of missions to more people. This coming Saturday, January 3rd, Mike and Abbey will be joining us.
As I reflect over 2008, it has been a blessing to know that over 100 people have called Siloam “home” this year. These families have represented 17 different countries. I am so thankful to the Lord for providing every need.
The Bible gives me great comfort as we move into the New Year. Like you, I read the newspaper and watch TV. Funds are tight and we must rely daily on the Lord to provide. Not just for the needs of our families, but for the ministry. Even as I write, I am concerned that we can end the year in the black. But, Siloam Missionary Homes belongs to the Lord. And, God is Faithful! The Word of God tells us in Matthew 19:26, “But Jesus beheld them and said to them, with men this is impossible; but with God, all things are possible.” What a blessing and wonderful promise!
Please pray with us:
- as we minister to the missionary families
- for our new family moving in on Thursday
- for Siloam’s radio program – that God will provide sponsors
- for our meetings and conferences for 2009
- for our staff
- for our new budget
- for the completion of Papa’s Workshop
- for the Wilder’s monthly support
- for all of the missionary families that live here and those who will come in 2009
Our prayer for you in 2009 is that God will give you opportunity to share Jesus every day. I pray that God will bless each of you with good health. God is able, if we are willing. I covet your prayers for me and my family and the staff.
May the Lord bless you and protect you as we partner to reach the world for Christ.
Larry George, President