Dearest Family, Friends and Partners in missions,
We greet you with a joyful “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” May our holiday season be full of family and friends, twinkly lights and bubbly music, laughter and games, yummy food and contented sighs.
Above all, may the Author of Christmas, Jesus Christ, be honored with our enthusiastic gratitude for his blessings, our relief and joy because He’s present, and our overwhelmed love, because He loved us first, when we were so unworthy, so unlovable!
Exceptionally this year, David (Faouzi) and I are celebrating Christmas with my parents in Scotts Valley, CA. It has been such a pleasure to enjoy a California “winter,” which has been a refreshing change from Mali’s warm temperatures. So much that we’ve experienced here has filled our eyes and hearts with delight and praise! We are, in these times, blessed to be called children of the King of Kings!
I (Linda) came home early October to be with my parents after my mom took a bad fall. (They’re 89 and 91 years old now.) We’re grateful to AGWM for allowing me to set aside this block of time to bless and serve them.
David joined me on Dec. 10th so that we could all celebrate Christmas together. (Special thanks to the donors who made his trip to the States possible!) We will both return to Mali, West Africa, on December 29th.
Once again, we thank you for being our Friends, our Co-workers in the Lord’s harvest fields, our Prayer Partners and Supporters! And a special hug and squeeze to you who sent us a Christmas gift or offering!
Gratefully and with joy,
Linda and David (Faouzi) Arzouni