Dear Pastor and Church Family, December 2018
Matthew 1:21 says, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” This December was unlike any other! We started out the month with meetings in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. God allowed us to have a number of wonderful meetings during the first half of the month. From there we were able to spend about a week-and-a-half in Oklahoma City. This allowed us to get some much needed rest, but also some wonderful fellowship with the members of our church. The time we took to slow down and remember Christ’s birth has also helped us to refocus our eyes on the reason why we are doing what we are doing: the salvation of souls and the establishment of local churches. Right after the holiday we were back to business and spent the last Sunday of the month in Missouri. Praise be to God that He has blessed and we concluded the year at 56% support!
As we reflect on this past year, we must thank God that He has allowed us to go through the refining and preparation process we call Deputation. There isn’t enough room to speak of the work that God does in our hearts and lives as we go through this process. The lessons learned in faith are priceless.
We want to say a special word of thanks for those that sent birthday greetings to my wife and son. Those cards were certainly a blessing. A word of thanks is also due to those that sent us Christmas gifts, cards, and monies. We are thankful that God has given us so many incredible ministry and prayer partners.
2019 is quickly upon us and we are hitting the ground running. We are excited to see what God has in store for this year!
The Keister Family