Darrell Ratcliff Prayer Letter:  2017 Christmas Prayer LetterSeason’s greetings from our family to yours! The Bible says, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” The greatest gift that has ever been given was the Lord Jesus Christ, Who was born, died, and rose again so that we could go to Heaven. What a privilege we have to declare this message to the world!

I had a wonderful opportunity to preach in a Bible institute in San Luis Potosi that has over 300 students. I emphasized the importance of the evangelist and how we all need to do the work of an evangelist, preaching the glorious Gospel to the lost and dying world. God blessed in a powerful way, with some surrendering to be evangelists and the majority committing their lives to doing the work of an evangelist in taking the Gospel to every creature, as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to do. On Saturday we did an evangelistic event with just one of the bus routes and preached the Gospel to around 230 people; and, praise the Lord, about 180 of them trusted Christ as their Saviour!

Later I was able to do an evangelistic campaign in Ciudad Victoria. On Friday and Saturday, we held evangelistic Bible Clubs in different parts of the city, and we had a big day on Sunday with a mechanical bull and other inflatables. Praise the Lord! Over 500 people trusted Christ as their Saviour during this evangelistic campaign. To God be all the glory!

I would like to say thank you so much for your continual prayers for our family, and especially thank you for all your prayers for our son Michael, who is nine years of age now. Of course, many of you know he was diagnosed with autism. We are taking a natural approach to his treatment, with many vitamins, herbs, and supplements; and we are seeing more improvements. Please continue to lift Michael up to the Lord through your continual prayers for his overall health—physical, mental, and spiritual.

My friends, words cannot express how grateful we are for all your love, prayers, and support that are helping us to reach precious souls for Christ. May God richly bless you! Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Sincerely in Christ,
Darrell, Buffy, and Michael
Philippians 4:13