Hi all –

We hope everyone had a great Christmas: full of joy, laughter, and – most of all – Jesus!  Hot off the press – you can download our latest newsletter here!  A text-only version is available below.  Thanks so much for your love, support, and prayers!

By God’s Grace –

Brett, Kristin, Sofia & Emma

Loving the Overlooked, December 2011

PRAYER 2012

Baby #3

We’re expecting! Kristin is about 5 months along (due May 15th).  We’re thankful for another little one — please join us in prayer for protection and good health!

Ministry

The ministry center has been full all fall and winter.  Many new refugees continue to pour into Greece — especially from Afghanistan and Iran.  Please pray for the gospel seeds that are being planted daily.

Team

Our team has gone through a number of staff transitions over the last year.  Please continue to pray for our unity, strength, and focus. We are genuinely thankful to be a part of such an excellent team!

New Believers

God continues to call refugees to Himself!  Please pray for the faith and growth of new believers.  They face a lot of grief and persecution for their decisions to follow Jesus.  And several are still living on the streets. Your prayers are needed!

Teaching

My (Brett’s) first love is teaching and preaching; although limited, I am thankful for opportunities to do so here. Pray for wisdom as I seek more opportunities to grow and develop as a teacher.  Pray for Jesus to be centerpiece of all I say.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We are thankful for you: your friendship, your prayers, your support, your encouragement! Thanks so much! As we enter 2012, we continue to deeply appreciate your partnership in God’s work.

As 2011 closes out, would you prayerfully consider a year-end gift? With a third child on the way and rising costs here in Greece (taxes, health care, and more), your financial support is as important as ever!

If you can help, please send checks to International Teams, (411 W. River Rd.; Elgin, IL 60123) or give on-line by clicking here. Either way, simply indicate that your gift is for the “Sanners in Athens.”

Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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