Dear Friends in Christ,
Once again we are back in Arizona. We had a nice visit with our family in North Carolina with 3 of our daughters and their families, as well as “face-time” with Sam and Amber’s family in Alaska. This is an annual event that we look forward to each year. We can only do this because of your generosity in giving toward our ministry. Thank you all so much!
This year we drove back east rather than fly. We are also thankful that we had no problems with our truck. If you remember, early this year, we had to drive back for the memorial service for Sam’s Mom and included some meetings with some new churches in hopes of increasing our support level. At that time we had some engine problems and some of you were again generous in helping us out by putting us up and giving us rides as we struggled to find and fix the problem. We are so glad that it was fixed. Our truck puts on MANY miles in our ministry and we are hoping for many more before it needs to be replaced. It’s nice to not be making truck payments each month! Yet it is important for us to have reliable transportation to continue our work for the Lord.
The Sunday before we left for N. Carolina, we were asked to come to the Hualapai (“wall-a-pie”) Baptist Church in western Arizona. We have served at various times in this church over the years with Bible School Extension Classes, conferences and special meetings. It was a joy to see many of the children that we knew still being faithful, even though for some their parents are no longer with them. Some are getting ready to send their own children off to Bible College!
They had a special meal together between their SS time and service time, and a young girl asked if she could become a Christian. A special day and a good way to begin the Thanksgiving holiday!
We had to get a substitute teacher for the Bible School classes for the time we were away but back to teaching them once again. Please pray for the students to be consistent in their studies. This is more than another church service and requires them to put some time and effort into personal study and be ready for tests. Time spent studying God’s Word is never a waste of time and we are praying that it will result in spiritual growth that will be evident in their lives, their churches and in their community.
We know that many of you do pray for us, as you ask us about prayer requests that we have made and how God worked in answering them. We are also very aware that your giving is what pays our bills so that we can be free to serve and teach God’s Word. Thank you to each of you. You are truly partners in our service.
May this Christmas season find your homes with hearts full of gratitude and praise to our wonderful Heavenly Father! Because of His love for us, He became a man so that He could pay the death penalty and meet the need of all men, whether they appreciate it or accept it. The best Christmas gift ever!
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
Sam & Janet Grammer