> newsletters e-Mailer for 12/05


Dear Friends,


Greetings in Jesus! If you'd like to read past issues, click on "Newsletter" at This monthly e-Mailer includes updates on ministry, family, praise and prayer.


Right off the bat let me say thanks for praying for ...


* Samaria KidsQuest Crusade 11-13 November was held in a "red zone" of San Miguelito, known for high crime and poverty. Total attendance was 450 with a high of 175 on Sunday.


Host Pastor Patricio Edgehill’s grandson, Isaac, won first place in the visitor campaign. Afterward his grandmother told me that he woke up the night before yelling out, “My prize! My prize!” dreaming of the radio-controlled car that he would actually win later that day!


* KidsQuest Lite mini Crusade 26 Nov. in Guadalupe, San Miguelito. The pastor had to cancel at last minute.


I repeat from last month: you can read our 2005 Annual Report for MININFAD (abbreviation for Children’s Ministries Assemblies of God). Click: (English MS-Word / English pdf / Spanish MS-Word / Spanish pdf).


"Toto, I don't think we're in Panama anymore." Actually, we were in Kansas--Paola, to be exact. Pastor Roy Rhodes invited Julio Valdés and me to promote the Annual Guaymi Family Retreat in February. Their church has adopted this project. See last year's report in 2005-03 e-Mailer.


This missions-minded church donated a 40 foot shipping container full of rice, beans, and home-grown corn for distribution at the upcoming Retreat. Julio filmed a message from the harvest field to share with the Guaymi families at the retreat. You see him preparing with the "crew." I'm with Farmer Danny harvesting the dried corn from his farm. Thanks, guys, for everything!


I invite you to read our Christmas newsletter online. Or you can wait for it to arrive about the second week of December. Let me know if would prefer the print version mailed to you, or, just the online version. Thanks.


We also ask your prayers for these upcoming events:


* Stadium Crusade for Christmas in the San Miguelito soccer stadium this Saturday, the 10th. December begins dry season in the Tropics. We'd still appreciate that you include along with your prayers for many children to be saved, pray for no rain!


* Retreat for children and grandchildren of our ministers 16-18 Dec.


* Ministry to minister's kids during Annual Session 8-11 Jan.


Chloe played on both the high school and middle school basketball teams: 18-and-under and 15-and-under. They placed 1st & 2nd respectively in the final tourney. She had many opportunities to shine for Jesus, amid bad calls and bad sports.


Anthony couldn't wait for his Daddy to come home from Kansas, not because he missed me so much, but because I was bringing back his new distortion pedal for his guitar that he had ordered online with birthday money!


Celina tried out and made it in the worship band as a singer. So now we have three youth band members.


Gracie sings in a Christmas program choir and told me she loves singing the Christmas carols, as she says, "because they’re all about Jesus."


You see us here with the Panama flag waving and the Panama Canal in the background, from our “photo shoot” for the Christmas newsletter picture. I leave you with our theme verse for the upcoming Christmas Crusade:


For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given;

and the government shall be on His shoulder;

and His name shall be called

Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God,

The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9.6, MKJ


Thank you for your prayers and support making it possible to give Jesus, the Best Gift, to Panamanian kids this Christmas, and all year. May God bless you real good!


Yours for Them,


Kirk for all