Merry Christmas

December 19th, 2014

A WORD OF GRATITUDE AND THANKS DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON,
We know you’ve been tracking with us over the 12 months of this year through our monthly Prayer Support Team newsletter. It’s been quite a year for us. Thanks for your faithful prayers – God knows how much we have needed them. In our hearts we planned our course, but the Lord determined our steps. Joseph and Mary planned the course of their life together, but God clearly determined their steps and the outcome of their obedience. Our report will be in bullet point format:
TRAVEL
We went to two graduations from college – ON THE SAME WEEKEND!! One in Boone, NC, the other in Wheaton, Il. We made a pit stop at home between them.
We went to three weddings – the Wilson brothers – all within six weeks, with stops in Georgia and Wheaton between them. Over Labor Day we went to Vancouver, Canada for a couple of days to visit Lud’s family. For our 55th Anniversary we spent a leisurely 2 days in Pittsburg, PA.
After Thanksgiving with Greg and Jeff’s families we visited friends in Anderson, IN and then to Kansas City, MO for the final four in Division 111 Soccer – Wheaton ended the year 2nd in the country.
Between these trips we watched granddaughters play lacrosse in GA and a grandson play baseball and give a magnificent piano recital in Wheaton.
We’re planning to finish the year by celebrating Christmas time with Debbie and Tammi’s families, and meet our great grand-daughter, born December 1, the 30th member of our family, Adalia Kate Farnsley.
MINISTRY
Between these and other travels we continue working on the Radio ministry. We’re happy to report our number of stations carrying the program in English and Spanish has increased by 30%, with the possibility of also podcasting in Russian.
Lud did a TV interview in Atlanta and a podcast interview over Moody. In addition he spoke 4 times in churches and to the staff at BBN radio headquarters.
Mur continued her Women’s Bible class and Lud continued meeting individually with over 20 guys, from college to retired. He also met with pastors to counsel and encourage and had the privilege of baptizing the guy he led to Christ last year and praying with another to receive Christ.
HEALTH
Mur had eye (cataract) surgery and finally finished her dental implant. Two times, at the close of extended trips, we needed over a week to recover from colds, flu and just being worn out. We’re going to have to re-evaluate our travel schedule for 2015.
AGAIN, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL PRAYER SUPPORT and for those who’ve been able to, for your financial support. We’d appreciate prayer that God would provide through His people.
HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND FRUITFUL New Year, to the glory of God.