December 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your prayers and support. They have been greatly appreciated.

Denise and I have been back in Brazil for almost 2 months now and it has been a whirlwind of activity. We wanted to take a minute to catch everyone up on what’s been going on here!

We enjoyed our annual Missionary Care Retreat with the rest of the Xingu Mission missionaries. Our guest speakers this year were Bill and Dotty Christensen from the Columbus Vineyard. We really like Bill and Dotty and thoroughly enjoyed the activities they led us in. And as always, we had a blast hanging out with everyone!

From our retreat

We moved into a new house! We feel so blessed that we were able to find this house. Because our church plant is starting in our new home, there were a few things that we knew would be necessities, primarily a location close to downtown and a good distance from the existing Macapá Vineyard. We also were looking for a home with enough open room space to function well for our beginning church plant. We feel like this house just fell into our lap and couldn’t be any happier.

Our new home

This past week we had the first service of our new church plant. Everyone was so excited to get started and the night was great. The Holy Spirit’s presence was tangible all evening. We all really felt like this was the start of something special.

Our new church plant

Denise and I are becoming more and more excited for our baby to arrive! It’s definitely surreal knowing that a baby is growing inside of my wife! Denise was able to find a good doctor and the pregnancy is going well.



Please pray:

1) For growth and health of our new church plant, and for relational connections in our new neighborhood.

2) That the Lord would continue to bless the Macapá Vineyard.

3) Good health for Denise and our baby.

We miss being home for the holidays – it is still such an adjustment to be away from family and friends in the U.S. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Thanks so much for your love and support. We love hearing from you!

In His Service,

Christopher & Denise

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