Dear Friends,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus, the sweetest name I know.  The name above all names and the name by which we must be saved. 

As we come to December, our thoughts turn to Christmas and the time we celebrate our Lord's First coming.  His virgin birth is so vital to the Christian faith, so we stop this time of year and remember our Savior coming for the purpose of going to the cross so we can have Salvation through His shed blood. 

I trust that you and your family will have the best Christmas ever.  Take time in all the activities to praise the Lord for sending His Son and give Him thanks for providing Salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.  Let every decorated tree, every carol, every service, every gift and gathering with family and friends speak of His birth. 

As part of our Christmas celebration each year, we take part in an important mission offering.  The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is part of what we as Baptists do at Christmas.  It is a wonderful time to give support to missionaries who have answered God's call to take the Gospel overseas so people of different cultures can hear about Jesus and know Him as Savior. May we give and pray to God's glory. 

I love you and want only God's best for you and your family.  I trust you will have a year as you give yourself to God's Will and as you are obedient to His Word. 

I Love You Dearly,

Bro. Earl