So What’s Happening this Christmas?

Last year at this time we began a Christmas Adventure.   This year is no less exciting and it culminates this weekend.   About two months ago FWC senior Pastor Rick Kavanaugh challenged the missions committee to focus on the potential for outreach right at our doorstep.  We began plans for an Asian outreach ministry.  Next the Outreach Sunday school class, using the proceeds from their annual Trees for Troops initiative, decided to assist with an outreach to Burmese families in High Point.  A donation of 25 Christmas trees was submitted. Then church wide other members brought in candy canes, Christmas lights and tree stands.   Now on Sunday 30 teams of the mother church will join with 30 translator teams from our Burmese congregations to place trees in the homes of key Burmese families in our community.   This is an outreach effort and so as each tree is placed the gospel will be shared with a script that uses the candy cane as an object lesson of Christ’s love and sacrifice for each person.  It’s almost upon us, be in prayer.  Sunday, December 1 will be an exciting day.     DSC03263

The Outreach Sunday school class (Jerry Farlow, teacher) sells Christmas trees and encourage folks to buy a tree for a military family.  They also derive proceeds from the endeavor.  This year they will donate these proceeds to facilitate ministry with the Burmese.  Here is the class worshiping last Sunday morning.


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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