Good Morning,

I wanted to write and let you know how grateful I am for all of you who took time out of your busy schedule to attend the very first, “Baa Baa Bethel Christmas Concert” last Sunday night. It was so much fun, so informative, and such a blessing for me and all of those who were involved. I’ve heard from quite a few folks this week who came not knowing what to expect and were so touched by the stories of the ministries of The Bethel Foundation and World Vision. I had a hard time holding back the emotion when one of the women being helped by Bethel told us that her daughter is attending Dartmouth and “she will be the one who breaks the cycle of poverty in our family.” That’s what it is all about!

I got a great surprise this week by way of email. I was notified by World Vision that a couple at BCC has made a donation to World Vision in the name of Connie and me for Christmas. What an amazing gift! Connie and I had already planned to give donations to World Vision in the names of some of those on our Christmas list, but I never dreamed that someone would do the same for us.

This Sunday we will keep the displays for The Bethel Foundation and World Vision in the narthex for those of you who missed the concert on Sunday night and would like to get involved in some way. You can give a one-time or ongoing gift to The Bethel Foundation or World Vision. What a way to celebrate the birth of our Savior, the greatest Gift of all.

In His Steps,
Mike

What a Gift!