Feliz Navidad!

It’s a great time of year as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Much in the same way as in the states there are lights on the streets, trees and music. Santa Clause can even be found at the local market for children to make their annual plea for gifts. The only thing missing is any trace of cold weather.

Hearts for Heaven is blessed to be involved with over 90 churches in southwest Guatemala. And for about 12 years we have provided modest Christmas Programs at these churches – songs, message, games and gifts for the children, pastors and teachers. Oscar and Thelma and their family will have been on the road for two weeks

during December visiting many of these churches and working these programs. It is a lot of work, especially for Oscar but there is nothing else he would rather be doing that bless as many people as he can. One highlight of the Christmas Program in Prados del Rio was presenting a ‘Proclaimer’ to the pastor. The Proclaimer is a handheld box that plays the New Testament and runs by solar, plug-in, or hand crank.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come. May we be bearers of this good news and sources of this great light in a world with still yet much darkness. But thanks to Christ we have victory over the darkness, sin and over death. Let heaven and nature sing!