First and foremost THANK YOU for making this ministry possible. Because of your generous, and sacrificial giving, this ministry continues to take steps forward. May the Lord bless you and your families as you enter this holiday season!
Thankful for the deepening of friendships and trust in the neighborhood. Through activities to meet needs (such as language and homework help) activities to build trust (chair of the election committee for building association) and activities to find open hearts (pray walks, coffee outreach and park outreach), I am thankful for how the Lord has built bridges, made friendships and teaches me how to live so that many can hear and respond to His love and forgiveness.
With Christmas around the corner, we will have a coffee outreach (to engage those we don’t know) as well as a Christmas dinner (to engage those we do know) and share truth of Jesus and the importance of our celebrations this month. Please pray for open hearts.
Here are some of the names you can pray for: Marziyeh, Asiyeh, Elena, Najla, Elahe, Sajid, Ummahany, Shanika, Hawk, Amany, Bouaza, Selina, Maria, Hassan, Nebahat, YasAmin, Faris, Helen, Linus, Nellie, Tehri, Hansko, Dave, Mark, Alex, Clare, Lize-Marie, Catarina, Lisa, and Josefin. These are people I meet with often. Would you take one or two names and commit to praying for them daily for the next 30 days to have open hearts to meet Jesus, for God to open heaven and reveal His glory and for me to have courage to take advantage of opportunities to share truth?
Financial update. Because of the increase of activity and involvement, I am looking to decrease teaching hours to increase time for the work. To do this, I am needing $250 in monthly gifts. Would you consider being a partner at $25 or $50 a month for the next 2 years? As most of you know, the tax situation has been a financial hurdle to get over. I will have finished paying 2017 and 2018 by next spring. Would you consider giving a special gift this year to contribute towards what I will owe for 2019 (about $6000)? Paying 31% on my salary for the states and Sweden makes it a pretty penny! But then I will be done paying back taxes and get to contribute monthly to the current year.
May the Lord bless you and increase your joy. May you enjoy the unfailing love of your Heavenly Father and refreshment in His presence. Please reply and share how I can be praying for you and your family during this season! Lots of love, Sarah