A NEW SET OF WHEELS - Larisa Craig is our missionary to children. She covers a large territory from Nevada to Barstow, California. Recently, she was in need of another vehicle to travel the many miles, often to remote locations. We contacted twenty churches and supporters to give them an opportunity to share in this project. Together, we gave sufficiently to provide her a "new" set of wheels. Recently, she arrived at our church with her new wheels loaded with gifts and equipment for her many Bible clubs including ours. She was in process of having twenty-four Birthday Parties for Jesus in the two-state area. We were her tenth. The parties celebrated the birth of Jesus and included children from the community. Eighteen children heard the biblical story of Christmas at our party and each received a shoebox full of age-appropriate gifts provided by our church families. We believe that God loves kids and so do we. We are thankful for Larisa's faithful ministry in reaching children with the love of Jesus.
BOOKS FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS - Merry Murray, author of The Night Before Christmas, a children's Christmas poem about the birth of Jesus, sent us copies of her book for distribution to families in our community. We were privileged to be able to extent her ministry into our area.