Christmas Greetings to Each and Every One! As global tensions mount and morality declines, we rejoice as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ., the only eternal, unchangeable truth, way, and life for mankind.
This year, we are spending Christmas here in Red Bays, but our hearts and prayers and thoughts will also be with each of you! There’s been all sorts of seasonal events, from Santa’s debut at the B.A. Newton Primary School to Christmas Lights at Renewal Bible Church; then a spectacular Christmas Story presentation at Adventure Learning Center in Nassau, where we spent a few days resting and fellowshipping. Thursday the 17th, Santa will be back in Red Bays for a photo shoot, as many kids missed visiting with him at the school.
These last few months have been challenging for us on every front, to say the least! The Lord encourages us to learn to cling to Him ever the tighter and trust His direction of every circumstance touching us. Every day we ask that we be able to praise Him with our words, our attitudes, our faces. The house in Maine is empty, progress renovating the shop is much slower than expected, the car needed new brakes (done) and shocks (not done). And of course finances march to a beat of their own!!!
As the year draws to a close, many of us will pause and remind ourselves of all the blessings the Lord has given us this year. We are so thankful for our many blessings, such as being able to fill the gas tank for $40 every two weeks, (NOT $200); for the abundance and variety of foods grown here; for great health, and Dave’s A1C dropping steadily; for continual contacts with kids and adults alike every day; for space and technology to do homework; for academic interest and progress on all fronts. There are three girls already enrolled in college courses, and another working on such; a 12th grader is scheduled to take her SAT in Nassau. (This is a BIG deal–pray for her!) We are thankful every day for God’s amazing grace to us and His Holy Spirit in us; and for you, our family and friends who love, pray for, and support us faithfully. We so appreciate all the friends and “family” here in the Bahamas who encourage us, bring us food, open their homes, repair our machines, entertain us, and make us laugh. Most of all, they hug us, love us, and help us along our life’s path.
Just to let you know upcoming plans: a construction team will be here starting January 9 for a week to help with renovations; our youngest daughter and family will spend a week beginning the 30th; another construction team is expected to come in March. Each of these visits give us–and Red Bays–a tremendous boost, and we are excited they’re coming. Btw, if any of you want a mini-vacation in a quiet little settlement with lots of warm sunshine and white-sand beaches nearby, contact us! We love sharing our world with everyone. Conversely, if you have prayer needs you want to share, let us know. We are here to help!
May each of you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Love and hugs,
Dave and Sue
(Bahamas Home) 1.242.329.7770
P.O. Box 189
Summerfield, FL 34491.
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Buckfield, ME 04220