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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

I pushed pause on John 5 last night.  We had a family event that took all of my time.  I will pick up John 5 after Friday.
Christmas Eve
This evening my family and I will attend a Christmas Eve service at the church we are currently attending.  This morning I met, as I do every week, online with a pastor in another country.  Christmas is not a holiday in his country.  So his church will celebrate Christmas on Sunday.  Problem is his home will not hold all of the people that want to come.  So he is looking for a place 50 people can congregate that is secure.

Our church had a service last night, and two tonight.  We are not really concerned about security other than making sure we can get people in and out of the parking lot safely.  The likelihood of arrest is, at the moment, non-existent.  We have loudspeakers facing the parking lot broadcasting the service for those who may be arriving late.

I have been in meetings with my pastor friend where we made sure to close the windows when we sang or prayed.  My trips there have been to help equip people in his churches to continue to grow when he is arrested.

As you celebrate with your family tonight, if you are able to attend services with your community, please remember those who do so under the shadow of arrest and incarceration for their faith in Christ.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.