Dear Friends in Christ,
Christmas is a great time to count our blessings and reflect over the past year. God is so good to all of us!
For me, this year’s highlight was my involvement with the precious people of northern Uganda. Emmanuel International, in partnership with the Church of Uganda, is expanding ministry among a population recovering from years of war. We have been preparing a long-range training program for village health volunteers and rural pastors. EI will send the first of several teams in January, and I am VERY excited about this ministry!
JUST PUBLISHED! The 7-minute mini-documentary we shot during my visit to Uganda in July is now on YouTube (see below). This high-quality video captures the spirit of the people, their needs, and the good work of church leaders and EI.
Please watch the video… then please share it with others. I believe it will help you – as it did me – to see Christmas in perspective.
The Uganda video leads to a special EI site (eiuganda.com), where viewers can participate financially. I encourage you to consider contributing to this excellent ministry, thereby blessing a great many people for years to come.
We also welcome any assistance with our missionary support at this time. Being the end of the year, this is a strategic time to give (see How to Help). This will help us “top up” our support requirements, because we are a bit short. If God puts this in your heart, THANK YOU for your help and encouragement at this time.
In my role as International Director of Emmanuel International, as much time is spent on Policy Manuals and Board Meetings as on developing programs such as the one in Uganda. All are a necessary part of a thriving ministry. Your prayers are appreciated. The mission faces great challenges, but has great opportunities. God’s guidance and help are needed as we discern the best way forward.
Meanwhile, let’s all celebrate again the coming of mankind’s Saviour, and worship together at the manger. May God’s richest blessings be with you and your loved ones at this time.
Warmly in Christ,
Doug (& Beulah)