First: We had a great Christmas program with a few first time visitors. Our children sang a few songs and we had a small play about John 3:16. It was a straight forward Gospel message. After words Brother Rich preached and gave an invitation.
Second: The week of Christmas our family bought gifts for the children in our Sunday School class. Many of these are Gypsy children, and we went around to their houses to distribute the gifts. There wasn't much in them but it was what we could do. It was a joy to be giving and that is what Christmas is about. It was so much better to give than to receive. We were surprised when Tori asked some of the children, the following Sunday, what did you get for Christmas. They begin to tell her and for many of them they only got what we gave them.
Thirdly: We celebrated the New year with our church family. The Holcomb's were with us and we had a great time. Brother Rich preached, Brother Scott sang, and I ate! This was our first watch night service and it was a success! We had a good attendance, with a few visitors!
The New year is now here and we are ready to get to work! I am so looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in Croatia in the year 2010!