Thanksgiving is new in the sense of it being a time of thanksgiving. The people of God have been doing it since the time of Adam and Eve when their first child was born who ended up being the sadness in their life. It reminds me of God’s Word which says, “In all things give thanks.” We tend to give thanks to God for the good times and the many comforting blessings and yet we forget that which has caused us to assess who we are and look to our Redeemer who lives and is in control. God never asked us to look at another and say I’m thankful in a comparative setting. He just said be thankful in all things. We look at what God has been doing in Spain and Cindy and I have learned to thank Him even for the settings and events we have not expected to be in and lived through with the loss of my brother since we have been here.
We ride buses to and from our pueblo and sometimes we get a ride from a fellow missionary who drives. During those private vehicle rides I enjoy the comforts of warmth and reflect what it would be like to drive our own vehicle and then I remember why we ride the public transportation. It is to be thankful for the opportunity of having contact with souls in desperate need of salvation and presenting Christ’s Grace and Mercy through acts of kindness. And we have had those opportunities even in the most difficult times of weather or crowded conditions, and even during the long trek home when we are tired.
We just want to take a moment and say thank you for your kindness in support through your prayers and financial strength to do what God has called us to do here in Spain.
We hope that you and your families have had a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoyed the many blessings of sharing laughter and stories over food.
Happy Thanksgiving from Cindy and I
A Baby Dedication Service at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Madrid where we worship. God’s message reaches across all nations and unto the next generation when His people are faithful.
The harvest is plentiful we just call them in and where it is not we need to plant the seed.
Thank you for all you do!
Please let us know how we can pray for you and yours.
In Christ’s Service,
Bob and Cindy Liechti