By Pastor Walter Ries Jr.
This past month we have begun preparations for the Christmas program. Our children have been busy memorizing the Christmas story and are now able to recite it by memory, along with other Bible verses and Christmas carols. Our principal, Kissayris, also holds daily devotions with our teachers just before school begins and the children have their daily morning prayer with the pastors. On Friday mornings, we continue to have a morning chapel service, where the Word is preached. Since many of our church members are taking night classes and cannot make our regular Wednesday evening services, we have begun to offer the Lord’s Supper at the conclusion of each Friday service at school Six school children have already been confirmed, and four of the school children are in confirmation classes at this time. Many projects are planned for the next year at our school. We hope to build a playground parking lot and back plaster the building itself.
On a personal note, Kissayris (pictured here along with her sister, nephew, and brother) rejoiced over the birth of her 1st nephew, Alan, and then his rebirth in Holy baptism, on the last Sunday in November, at our mission in Santiago! Praise God for His many gifts from above!