Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Merry Christmas 09

Dear Faithful Supporters,
Eph.3:20, “ Now glory be to God! By His mighty power at work within us, He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. “
We are so grateful for your love and support over the last year! It has been a year of many overwhelming changes for us and your prayers and financial assistance have given us the means to continue running this race. We cannot ever begin to express our gratitude for we have received hundreds of cards, homemade special items and so many expressions of your support. In our windows we have hung paper ornaments made from some of the cards of encouragement, they continually remind us of so many of you that have prayed and blessed us.
Once again, at Holly’s last check up the doctor was amazed at the findings. Holly gave the glory to God saying that with prayer anything is possible. She takes 9 chemo pills per day. She continues to walk every day about ¼ mile and is able to do the household chores and feels very well.
Gary and the girls are working hard at their studies. Both the teacher and the students have challenging moments. Gary has also revived his basketball refereeing, not done since we lived in Warsaw 15 years ago!! He never lost his skill and the school appreciates his help. Olivia and Leah continue to do well with their art, music and dance as extra activities.
We had several boxes delivered from Ireland last week and we were so blessed to have some of our cherished Christmas decorations back with us. Our friends in Ireland are doing very well and Tim’s capable leadership has been such a joy to see. Many are growing in their walk with Christ.
We are so blessed to have our family close by and we will all be together for Christmas. This will be the first time in many, many years.
Eph.6:23,” May God give you peace, dear brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God’s grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. “
Wishing you all a very blessed and wonderful celebration of our Savior’s birth!
In Christ, Gary, Holly, Olivia and Leah Gilbert