Merry Christmas!!!

Dearest Friends,

Shalom, Shalom!

What a year!!! Both Jean and I have pretty great imaginations, but even we could never have anticipated the blessings that 2007 held for us! God has overwhelmed us by His love in so many ways. Perhaps this year’s journey can be summed up in one word…. JOY!

This Christmas, we are especially thankful for God answering our prayers in bringing our lives together for His glory. From celebrating with our Mozambican family at our African wedding to rejoicing with the Nicoles/Millers and US friends at our Omaha gala, our hearts have been fit to burst with abounding joy!

We wish you the same joy!!! Not the “joy” which is the simple sentiment of happiness…but the deep, abiding joy that far exceeds mere feelings….

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my father’s commands and remained in His love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11

May the joy that comes from knowing JESUS fill your hearts to overflowing this holiday season. And may His love and joy only increase this upcoming New Year!

We are so thankful for all the people and churches that faithfully prayed and supported us during this year. We press on together for His glory being poured out in Mozambique/nations in 2008.

Merry Christmas and have a Supernatural New Year, Jean and Teisa

PS. Please pray for us as we are endeavoring to leave for language school in Lisbon, Portugal for three months beginning in early February. We need divine guidance to find an affordable school with private tutoring. We will be returning to our beloved Pemba, Mozambique immediately following.

PSSS. No babies yet:)