The best Christmas gift so far

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Christmas, Evangelism, Holidays, Me and God, Me and people

This year, I received one of the best Christmas gifts ever, and I’m going to tell you the story on a ‘Memento style‘:

On Christmas Eve night…

… my family and I were living the Christmas family tradition of opening the gifts before midnight (on the 24th). At some point I received a text message that enlightened the occasion with even more ‘Christmas spirit’ and ever filling joy

Earlier also on Christmas Eve…

…I had had the opportunity to share a message at the first Graystone’s Christmas Spanish service. It was just awesome. We had about 70 or 80 people in the room, Christmas/worship music and a swell great time. Most of these people had been invited and brought from a nearby neighborhood called Gwinnett Estates…

For the last 2 years…

…hundreds of people from Graystone church have been giving their time, money and resources in helping this low-income community where the predominant population is made out of Mexican-immigrants. Week in and week out, volunteers of all trades and ages come to help with a variety of activities like English classes, school tutoring & homework assistance, haircuts, clothe-drives, aerobics and sports Camp. All of these activities are done from a trailer in the neighborhood that the church acquired and now is called “The Hope Center”; it is our little “mission trip” opportunity happening every week without having to hop on an airplane.

What did the text say?

That day, a the Christmas Eve service and as a result of all the hard work of so many volunteers throughout the year, the community responded and 9 people expressed their decision for Christ!; 9 people no longer walking in darkness; 9 people no longer bound to hell; 9 people who were born from death to life and will now enjoy here on earth the life in abundance that Jesus promised and the Eternal life He paid for. 9 people whose eternal destinies changed… because of you, Graystoners!!, because of the work of God done through your hands and feet.

What an awesome Christmas gift!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. Praise God! That is so awesome!

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