Dear Friends in Christ,
Last month, we made our annual trip back to the east coast to spend Thanksgiving with our family. 5 of our 6 children were able to be together for Thanksgiving Day. Our son from Alaska brought his family down so we could all meet our 6 month old grandson and to enjoy the holiday with us. It was a great time together and we look forward to it each year.
Sam’s classes on Sunday afternoons are now taking a 3 week break because of the holidays and are scheduled to begin once again on Jan. 7. Thank you for your prayers for these students.
We have also had some hospital visits, both here in Flagstaff and on the Navajo Reservation. All were professing Believers and we trust that we were an encouragement to them as they faced difficult times. One Christian man, that has been a friend for years and has been in poor health for the past few years, is spending this Christmas with our Lord. Again, we pray that we are an encouragement to his wife Kathy as she continues on without him.
We usually ask you to pray for safety as we travel and deal with winter roads. Since we haven’t had any rain or snow for several months, we haven’t had to deal with slippery roads-just the normal winter temperatures. We are actually asking the Lord to send some snow our way soon as our water supply is dependent on the snow packs in the mountains.
We try to use the Christmas season each year to remind those around us and ones we meet in town of God’s wonderful gift in Jesus Christ and our salvation from sin. They seem to listen more readily during the holidays and we want to take advantage of the opportunities we find to speak of our Lord.
Thank you to so many of you that have sent us Christmas cards and notes. What an encouragement to find reminders that we are being prayed for; some of you on a daily basis. We appreciate you and recognize that you are an important part of ministry.
As another year is drawing to a close, we are thankful for a Heavenly Father who has been with us throughout the year and has seen fit to use us in His plan.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and another good year with our Lord.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
Sam & Janet Grammer