As one team from Sweetwater has from Romania and another team makes final preparations to go December 20-30th, please continue to keep the mission work of Sweetwater on your prayer list through the holiday season. Leading up to Christmas, the team will be assisting in 2 children’s Christmas parties each day. The exciting news is that each of these locations will have Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!!! Singing familiar carols, sharing the Christmas Story, and watching in wonder the faces of these precious ones will be a lifetime memory that will never be forgetten. They will be ministering nightly in the church services through preaching, sharing, and singing, including numerous Christmas concerts. In addition, our ladies will be leading several Women’s Prayer Meetings in the snowy village churches. A Worship Seminar in Cluj-Napoca, as well as the opportunity to lead several choirs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are 2 “joys of the season”. The hat & gloves ministry is always greatly
needed and always wonderfully received. If you would like to help in this small, but vitally important ministry project to open the doors to share Jesus to these precious ones, be looking for the Blue, Yellow, & Red “Glove Box” in the INFO CENTER. (waterproof gloves are a double blessing!) We also hope to bring a Christmas bag for many children to bring a smile to their faces, too. The needs are always greater than anything that we can possibly meet. However, just taking the opportunity to warm their hands and tell them Jesus loves them, just like the shoes and socks, can change a little heart forever. The team was informed this week that they will be there, along with a team from N. Ireland, to help in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox distribution in a couple of locations. What excitement to witness firsthand the “look of Christmas in their eyes” as they open the treasure box.