For unto us a child is born, Unto as a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulders. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace. Isa. 9:6
The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light. Isa. 9:2a
As a child we celebrated Christmas kind of simply compared to what we see today. We each got 2 presents (there were 8 children at the time). My brothers and I had paper routes so one year my oldest brother, JR, bought a turkey from Ken’s FoodLand. I bought the Christmas tree from Mrs. Miller – it cost $6.00, a lot of money when you only made 3 cents per newspaper. The rest of us chipped in to buy and make presents. We had one string of lights and made many of our ornaments. The most exciting part of Christmas was celebrating at church, the church program and taking a bag of goodies home. Through the years I have come to realize it’s not how many presents you get, it’s sharing the love and the light of Jesus with family and friends.
“More than ever we’re called as Christians to be a light to our communities, a porch light to our streets and houses of light to our friends. Even in lockdown we can still exercise, decorate our houses, and bring teams of people together to work on a project and create a sense of community even in self-isolation.” Nay Dawson
Remember our missionaries. Many will be celebrating Christmas for the first time in years without their families.
Looking back on 2020 – Praise the Lord for:
· The completion of Watson’s Place house
· Kendric Peoples joined our staff full time
· Daniel, our Maintenance Director, completed his first year with us
· Noah Tyre, an intern, has stayed to help us
· All of our houses have been full
· We were able to replace several HVAC units
· We replaced a roof on unit C
· No one on our campus got the virus!
· A gift of $20,000 will be the seed money for the 30th Anniversary house
Looking ahead In 2021
· The start of the 30th Anniversary House. We will be replacing the single-wide trailer that had become unusable, with a modular. We had to turn away over 30 families this year because we didn’t have enough homes.
· Planning ahead for long term housing
Thank you, dear friend, for your love and support to Siloam Missionary Homes. We praise the Lord for another wonderful year. I pray that you and your family and friends will have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Because a Savior was born,
Larry George and Siloam Missionary Homes’ staff