Dear Friends,

Christmas shopping in France is delightful as for some reason contemporary Christmas worship has made its way into every store and shopping mall in the country.  Yes, O come O come Emmanuel and He Shall Reign Forevermore have pushed aside Snoop Doggy Dogg and Gangsta Rap, at least for a season.  And, its delightful.

We praise God for an excellent check-up for Julia in Toulouse on Friday!  Blood tests, ultrasounds and other tests all came back very positive.  That was an awesome Christmas gift!

Things are quiet for the holidays.  We’ve already had a few Christmas outreaches – 3 new folks have been coming to our community group.  Steve’s meetings have slowed down.  Lauren is coming over from Lourdes and some friends in San Sebastian have loaned us their apartment.  We will go there for a beak and a change of scenery.  Thank you for your continued partnership and friendship.  Trusting you and yours have a joy filled celebration of Jesus’ birth!

May you sense Immanuel’s nearness to you!

Steve, Sara, Annie and Julia