LATEST NEWS - MERRY CHRISTMAS
What an awesome year we have had serving Jesus! We pray you feel the same way about 2012!
We are daily amazed at the goodness of the Lord. We choose the Christmas season to do a little deeper reflection of that goodness. We choose to also remind you to look at the many blessings of God in your life.
We have to begin by telling you that our mission works in Nicaragua & Bulgaria are thriving. We have entered these countries this year with teams who have spread the Gospel and strengthened the believers in these areas. They have also fed the hungry in the dumps and in the preschools and orphanages, led many people to God and taken the gospel into schools.
Our ministries to India, Moldova and Africa continue to also be at our hearts. But we have not been able to make trips into these areas this year. We are scheduling and seeking God for our 2013 schedule and anticipate trips into each of these.
We are grateful for your prayers and your giving. All year we are able to sow into each of these areas of ministries~raising up pastors, lay workers, feeding street children, preschool children and orphans. We are amazed at how God has used our friends and fellow laborers to maintain such great works around the world.
I have also been busy visiting many churches in the states, preaching the good news, challenging men and women to missions work and training in ministry schools. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly. The weight of it on my shoulders keeps me close to Jesus and constantly giving it back to Him. He truly carries our burdens and renews our strength!
Sonya has been busy homeschooling our boys. A task made much easier than with the girls with online classes. She is also the main caretaker for my father through these later years of his life. He is now eighty with Alzheimer's. His spirit is still sweet and so we count our blessings. She is active with our church women's group and young girls. She is also singing with the praise team there. Her heart of worship is second to none! She loves God, His law, His ways and His leading like no other woman I know.
Kenneth II and Matthew's biggest event this year is that they are homeschooling. Kenneth II is also into making his own techno music and playing video games. Matthew plays basketball and video games. They are also a big help to their Sonya in the care of my father. We are very proud of how the boys have rallied during this time. The pressure on us all through this is sometimes more than we even realize. Yet we find God's strength.
Our daughter DeeAnna continues to travel with me in ministry. She does most of our photography work. Her heart is after the children and she works with them extensively when we travel. Her work on the home front as a day care facilitator keeps her busy. She is excelling in the things God has laid out for her to do. We are both thankful and proud of her.
As we approach this new year we want to encourage you with these words - We must overcome the evil that we face so that the next generation will know peace. We must overcome the enemy so that the next generation will know God's power. We must walk with joy so that the next generation knows the fullness of His love. We must study His Word like we never have before so that the next generation understands its importance to the world. There will always be battles to face, trials to go through, hard times, suffering, the poor and the needy~yet God raises His people up for such a time as this!
In the year 2013, may your heart be at rest because you know, HE IS IN CONTROL!
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
Ken & Sonya Pounders, DeeAnna, Kenneth II and Matthew