Simeon took him in his arms and praised God saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” – Luke 2:28-32

As Cheryl and I have reflected on the past year we have chosen this painting in hopes that it would somehow demonstrate the pure joy and gratitude that we feel in our hearts. We hope that all of you who have sacrificed so much so that others would have an opportunity to hear and know Jesus would experience joy as you gaze at the Savior.

We ask that the Lord bless each family who has faithfully supported us so that we can serve Jesus in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador. We know others have prayed for the work in Huaticocha and God has heard your prayers. Thank you so much for interceding for us and for those we serve.

We have typed the names of the churches, ministries, missionaries, and interns who have come to serve this past year in Huaticocha and the surrounding communities. We want to honor them for their hard work, sacrifices, and for pushing through their fears and discomfort to show the love of Christ to those who need Him so desperately. May the Lord bless each one of you abundantly.

This year the Mission School was birthed when the construction began in March. Through much sweat and tears the two dorms have been nearly completed. The Director’s home, bridge, and prayer hut have been completed along with the septic system. Praise the Lord this is further than we had hoped for.

Upon our return to the States our home Church held a Mission Conference to partner with the work in Huaticocha. Fox Island Alliance members responded with an outpouring of love that reached to the heavens. Afterwards we had the privilege of spending a week with the Grand Centre Alliance church in Cold Lake, Alberta where we were refreshed and loved.

May the Lord bless each one who have given so much. This exalts the one who gave it all! We love you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year