We'd like to send you our warmest Christmas greetings!
For the Lowery family, this is a very special Christmas as we are looking forward to being together for the first time in several years. In Congo, Christmas is a joyful Christ-centered celebration. We hope to continue that tradition as we celebrate with our family in the States this year . This is our hope for you, as well.
family update: Taylor, our oldest son, is attending Fuller
Theological Seminary and is excited to be interning at Evergreen
Baptist Church in LA. Hannah is in her last year
of University and hopes to go into counseling. She is also very
involved with the Children's ministries at her church. Matthew, who
finished high school in Congo last June, is in his first year at
California State University in Bakersfield. He's very active in the
Church worship team. We're thankful that he has found a job and is
settling into life in the US. We're grateful for your continued
prayers for our children.
Mike and I are home this year speaking in churches and raising support for our ministries in Congo. Our fund raising efforts are on track. We have spoken in churches and conferences in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Kansas. We still have about $2000 per month to raise before we are fully funded. We are thankful for God's faithfulness. We believe that He will touch people's hearts so that we can return to Congo with enough support to continue our ministries.
We are especially thankful for you, our partners, who have faithfully supported us over the years. Without your prayers and financial support we could not serve God at the Mitendi Women's Center or at the Pastor's Institute of Kikongo. You are making a difference in the Congo!
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel!
May your Christmas days be filled with Jesus,
Jill and Mike Lowery
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10–11)