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December 2004 Update

Ministerial Leadership Activities
Anderson Animal Shelter, Volunteer Dog Bank Collector
Bright Light Education Foundation, Board Member
Business Leadership Principles, Teacher & Workshop Discussion Leader
Christ Community Church, Lay Leaders various Men’s & Women’s Ministries
DuPage County Prayer Breakfast, Outreach Table Host, Follow-Up Coordinator
FamilyLife Marriage Conferences, Church Representative
Fox Valley Jesus Video Project, Area & Follow-Up Coordinator
Fox Valley Lighthouse Movement, Area & Follow-Up Coordinator
Fox Valley Links Fellowship, Area & Follow-Up Coordinator
Fox Valley Marriage Builders, Area & Follow-Up Coordinator
Illinois Prayer Breakfast, Steering Committee, Treasurer, Follow-Up Coordinator
International Student Friendship Partners, Counselor & Mentor, Church Representative
Just Give Me Jesus Women Conference, Chicago Counselor & Bible Study Leader
Hospitality Homes International, Host Home for Christian workers seeking spiritual renewal
Lifespring Women’s Ministry, Counselor & Mentor Adopt A Friend Program
National Day of Prayer, Fox Valley Outreach Follow-Up Coordinator
PGA Tour Chicago Western Open, ShotLink Laser Camera Trainer/Operator
Promise Keepers, Chicago Ambassador Constituent# 128621
The Ten Commandments of Business, Teacher & Workshop Discussion Leader

Weekly Fellowship Discussion Groups
Monday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Batavia, Illinois
Weekly Business Professionals who are Fathers and Husband
Wednesday mornings from 6:30-8:30 a.m., Saint Charles, Illinois
Weekly Women Bible Discussion Group
Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:30 a.m., Saint Charles, Illinois
Weekly Women Community Bible Discussion Group Leader
Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m., Oak Brook, Illinois
Weekly Business Men in Finance Leadership Discussion Group
Thursday afternoons from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Chicago, Illinois
Weekly Men’s Fox Valley Links Fellowship Discussion Group
Friday mornings from 6:15-7:30 a.m., Elgin, Illinois
Weekly Business Men in their 50’s Leadership Discussion Group

Monthly Fellowship Discussion Groups
2nd Monday, evenings from 7:00-10:00 p.m., Glendale Heights, Illinois
Men, Women & Couples Evening Leadership Discussion Group
2nd Tuesday, afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Chicago, Illinois
Men, Women & Couples Senior Leadership Discussion Group
3rd Friday, evenings from 7:30-10:00 p.m., LaGrange, Illinois
Men, Women & Couples Leadership Discussion Group
2nd Saturday, evenings from 7:00-10:00 p.m., Hinsdale, Illinois
Men, Women & Couples Dinner Leadership Discussion Group

International Mission Outreach
July 13 – August 24, 2004, China, Beijing, Guangdong, Hebei, Hunan, Yunnan, Shanghai

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December 2004 Update

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25)

Sherri and I like to share with you an update of what has been accomplished during the year of ministry. Each year our own personal circumstances and an array of disturbing world events sharpen our hunger for a light to shine upon the confusion and longing for communities to live together in peace. As followers of Jesus Christ, the light of the world, we believe that He alone can bring about that kind of peace and enlightenment. Surprisingly, he often chooses to accomplish that by enlisting us, his children–here and around the world.

Thank you, for partnering with us this past year. We are grateful to God for those of you who faithfully pray for the ministry to which He has called us and who sacrificially give of your finances so that we can minister here in Chicago and in China. It is exciting to see your investments reap eternal rewards for many who have entered the Kingdom of Christ and will live with Him forever as a result of his indwelling spirit.

In addition to our ministry responsibilities Sherri continues twice a week her “Child Care Service” and “Intercessor Prayer Team” activities at Christ Community Church, she takes loving care of and builds into the lives of our five grandchildren, keeps the household going, puts up with a husband constantly on the move and still finds time to mentor to the deep needs of women in homeless shelters. How she does all these things, only God knows! He must have given Sherri an extra dose of compassion and mercy to serve those in need.

This Advent season begins with an opportunity for you and us to join hands with this Light-bringing God in his work around the globe, community by community. Many times at the end of the year individuals, families and churches consider an additional gift to a ministry or missionary. We would ask that if you consider such giving that we might be prayerfully included in your plans and 2005 budgeting.

After figuring in our regular monthly and yearly support team contributions we do have a need to raise an additional $22,000 to take care of a 2004 shortfall and for the travel expenses needed to participate in several mission projects to China in 2005. If it would be of benefit for you to contribute appreciated securities contact us for the process in doing so. We could use your help and appreciate your consideration to increase or to begin support of this strategic ministry to the lost.

Together, let us celebrate his birth and his mission of love to a fractured world by joining to take up the cross. We pray that your imagination will be enkindled with the possibilities to extend God’s work in this world in the coming year.

Thank you again for allowing us the incredible privilege of serving the King of Kings!

“And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:27)

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