Christmas greetings to all our friends and loved ones!
Lynn and I decided to come to the States for Christmas due to the difficult school and work schedules of our three children. Lathan is in the Air National Guard, works for adefense contractor in D.C., and is finishing his Masters at Johns Hopkins University. Richard is in further training in the USMC and will deploy to Afghanistan. Rachel is very busy as a journalist/photographer and a team member of SCORE International.We are looking forward to spending several days together with them during the Christmas holidays.
After the first of the New Year, we will be visiting supporting churches in order to report on the ministry in Costa Rica as well as present new opportunities for the future. We will return to Costa Rica on March 17, 2011.
If it would be convenient in your church calendar for us to be with you in a service or Sunday School class, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at our USA phone number – 859-351-7078. We would consider it a privilege to come to your church!
Several churches and individuals have sent special Christmas offerings during the month of December. Thank you for this special token of your love toward us! We have been able to channel several hundred dollars to other servants of the Lord through your generosity. Philippians 4:15-19 is still being practiced today even though it was written nearly 2000 years ago!
I must say with the Apostle Paul, “Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles (the unreached) about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.” There is no greater thrill than winning another person to Jesus Christ!
May each of you enjoy this special season when we celebrate our Lord’s coming to this earth! He became poor so that we might become rich!
Working together for Christ,
Russ and Lynn Turner