Darrell Ratcliff Prayer Letter:  Season's Greetings From Our Family to Yours!Season’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!

Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Speaking of going, I was able to go to Irapuato, Guanajuato, to be with the church we helped to start around two years ago to celebrate their two-year anniversary. The church is now averaging around 200 every Sunday. It is so exciting to see these people growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ and going out to share their faith with others. We celebrated their church’s anniversary by doing an evangelistic outreach on Saturday. We had evangelistic Bible Clubs in several areas of the city, preaching the Gospel to about 1,100 people, with around 600 precious souls trusting Christ as their Saviour. Praise the Lord! What a privilege we have to represent you as missionaries to reach precious souls for the Lord Jesus Christ!

I wanted to say thank you so much for all your prayers for our son Michael, who is six 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. This has been helpful but very costly, averaging over $300 a month, which now is not being covered by our insurance. Our little Michael still has difficulties in adjusting to different situations in life and expresses outbursts of frustration through screaming, irritability, and meltdowns. I have mentioned all this to ask that you would please lift Michael up to the Lord through your continual prayers, and also fasting, for his overall health—physical, mental, and spiritual. Praise the Lord that we have a God Who hears and answers the prayers of His people and that nothing is impossible with our God!

Please continue to pray for God’s power, protection, and provision for our family and ministry and that God would use us in a greater way to see souls saved and lives changed.

My friends, we are so grateful 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