Pastor Gil Barcelo, the pastor of the Tres Cruses Church that we have helped plant in the Philippines, extends Christmas greetings to our whole congregation.  They thank the Lord for giving them strength and victory over the past few months.  Some of their plans, like medical and dental mission, which were part of their first anniversary celebration, did not materialize due lack of finances. They also postponed water baptism to give the members more time to be rooted in the Word of God.  At this time they are focusing on discipleship and training leaders.  To all of us at Family Life Church they say, “Have a blessed and advance Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!”