A Message from Our President, Cynthia Finley

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

I pray that every need will be met. Our God is able to multiply every gift. Praise His wonderful Name.

— Nina S., CA

God is so good to allow me to have a part of Christian Aid’s ministry in reaching out to so many who are sharing Christ, touching lives, meeting needs and being faithful servants of our blessed Lord and Savior!

— Joy M., NE

So many needs! I’d like to meet them all. I am most moved to help aid income-generating businesses. Thank you for all you do!

— Janet Y., NY

From Our President

THE GIFT OF LISTENING

December 2017

Dear Friend in the Harvest,

This Christmas season, as I reflect on the birth of our Savior, I think about the time He spent on earth interacting with people.

Jesus often asked thoughtful questions of people (though He undoubtedly already knew what their answers would be) and listened patiently to their responses. He did this with people whom others ignored or didn’t consider worthy of their time.

He honored people by giving them His full attention...and the full attention of the Lord Himself is a life-affirming, health-giving experience.

CARING FOR THE SOUL OF ANOTHER

How often do we listen—really listen with our full attention—to someone else? And how often do we allow our own thoughts to creep into our minds while another person is talking?

Christians and non-Christians alike can care for the soul of another through the gift of listening, but Christians bring something to the table that non-Christians cannot: the presence of Christ.

As Christians, I think we often forget that we have the very spirit of Christ living inside of us. That means that when we sit down and listen to someone share their concerns, Christ is also sitting there listening. And His presence brings peace that surpasses all understanding.

“WHEN I ENTER THIS DOOR, I FEEL PEACE...”

Christian Aid Mission received a report from an indigenous ministry we assist in Greece. This ministry is sharing Christ’s love, around the clock, with refugees from Syria and Iraq. They prepare bags of food in the basement of their facility for refugee families who congregate on the ground floor, where they can have a cup of tea, share their hearts, and be heard by ministry workers. The ministry leader reported:

“Many people are simply coming seeking for direction and counseling, and in an amazing way, they’ve shared with us, ‘When I enter this door, for some reason I feel peace. I am not hungry, I am not thirsty. . .’

“During these long hours of counseling, listening, and drying tears, we have an excellent opportunity to let the people be exposed to the presence of God. No matter the religion, people are coming, asking, ‘Could you please talk to me about Jesus? How can I believe? How can I be baptized?’

“So, we spend long hours teaching these people, discipling them, and leading them to the hope that Jesus can give. Hundreds are passing through our facilities every day. What an opportunity to serve them in a unique way.”

LET US SERVE YOU

Do you have a concern or need you’d like to share with someone? We are honored to listen to your prayer requests and take them to the Lord. It is a gift we are privileged to offer to faithful supporters like you who give of your resources to further His Kingdom. Please call us at 434-977-5650 and ask for Donor Relations. If you’d prefer to email us, you can do so at info@christianaid.org.

Merry Christmas and God bless you!

Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation,

Portrait of Cynthia Finley signature

Cynthia Finley
President

PS: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). This month, you can share the peace of Christ and good will toward men with a gift to the worldwide ministries of Christian Aid Mission. Your gift will help us continue finding, evaluating, and supporting native ministries like the one mentioned in this letter.

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