We wish you a Joyful Christmas.
Can you imagine living during the four hundred silent years between what is recorded in Malachi and Matthew. Some have called this “the silence of God.” There was no prophet heralding the message of God and no anointed Scripture that shared God speaking to mankind. Yet, at the appointed time, the angel of the Lord said to the shepherds, “Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy… for there is born to you… a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” I Tim. 3:16 states, “Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh.” Col. 2:9 says, “In him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” God has given to us His precious Son; He is Jesus, the Faithful One.
The confidence we have; the trust we hold and the hope we carry rests in His faithfulness. Every promise He has made He purposes to fulfill. He has the authority to accomplish all He has spoken. His power is limitless; His character is changeless. And His love is endless.
Wow, no matter how confused this world is, Christ the Faithful One can solve our many problems and set us free. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth; and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32)”. Verse 36 continues, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” This is our message; and this is our ministry. We praise God and thank you all for your prayers and support.
The opportunities have increased, not diminished. The Lord knows what it costs to continue helping people and leading them to freedom; and this includes the crowns on our teeth and the tires on our cars. We praise the Lord for His marvelous provision for combined 400,000 miles on our two cars, with only the usual minor maintenance. Even the service people marvel, praise the Lord.
We would like to have you see and experience the freedom and joy that has come to so many in their going through the Steps to Freedom. This, one day may very well be rehearsed to the glory of God.
We wish you a most blessed Christmas—a time that will be very meaningful to you, with the Lord’s blessing upon you and your family. Your prayers and support for this ministry has been much appreciated. God only knows what really has been accomplished for eternity. We believe this year has been very fruitful. What you have done has made this possible. We appreciate and love each of you and wish you a very Happy New Year!
Paul & Joyce Travis
1040 Mtn. View St. http://www.ficm.org Hendersonville NC 28739