Christmastime is a time of giving, and we remember that God gave His only begotten Son. It has been seven years since we had Christmas in America, and we have actually enjoyed the snow. It was a blessing that we got to spend this Christmas with family. As we look back at 2023, we are so thankful for God’s daily amazing grace and loving mercy as we visit churches. Recently while traveling through Tennessee, we stopped for lunch, and as we sat down, our cell phones started to give us tornado warnings in the area. An hour later, when we got back on the highway, we saw a semi-truck flipped over on its side because of the tornado that had come through while we were having a nice lunch! There was so much destruction just down the road. Several times in the last few months, we have really felt the Lord’s guiding hand and protection as we traveled! Praise the Lord for His grace!
The church in the Philippines is doing well. They just had their Missions Conference. When we started the church years ago, we were determined that we were going to be a missions-minded church and do our part to get the Gospel around the world. There are many, many Filipino missionaries who do deputation and raise complete support in the Philippines to go to other foreign fields where Westerners cannot go. Most of these go as English teachers or enroll as university students. We thank the Lord that we have missionaries to Israel, Madagascar, Vietnam, Qatar, and so many other countries. We are so grateful that our church in the Philippines supports over 40 foreign missionaries this way. The Great Commission to reach the world is a seemingly impossible task, but with God, nothing is impossible. Many thousands of precious souls have been won because of the partnership of missions!
Attached are photos of the costume contest during the International Dinner of the Missions Conference.
Mark and Kim Palmani
Anastasia, Rachel, and AJ
Your Missionaries to the Philippines