Thanksgiving came early this year… I barely remember November arriving and already we are in the frenzy of the holidays! I am not quite ready for Christmas, but I am still savoring Thanksgiving. As I shared with my family on Thanksgiving day—we have so much to be thankful for. Here are a few of the things I’m giving thanks for this year:
- My family. As I get older I realize more and more how much “family” means in my life. My mother passed away this year and for the first time in my life I am without a living parent. Even though we were separated by many miles, the child in me always had the comfort of knowing my Mom was there… a loss for sure, that makes me appreciate my own family all the more. Thankful!
- This ministry. It’s hard to believe that this “Christian actor guy” has been blessed to serve my Lord for over 37 years doing the thing I love to do. I don’t take it for granted, especially in these tough economic times. Thankful!
- The Gospel. I know you may be thinking “he’s in—ministry he supposed to say that,” but I am still learning and growing, and I have to say that I am learning more about what it means to be loved by God and to have the opportunity to share that love with others through this ministry. Thankful indeed!
I am thankful for the opportunities this year has brought to this ministry: A trip to Greece and Spain to work with missionaries. Helping fellow artist, Marcia Whitehead, launch her own ministry that is impacting everyone who hears her story. A visit to The Dominican Republic to visit one of our World Vision sponsored children, Mari Luz, and helping hundreds children like her find a sponsor from our audiences. And of course the opportunity to share week after week with churches all over the country through the power of story. If you haven’t done so, please check out some of the entries in this blog to read more about some of our adventures this past year.
You are on my “thankful” list. It is the prayer and financial support of people like you that make this work possible. Thank you for your support! We so appreciate your partnership in the work that we do. As you look forward to 2013, we would be so very honored and blessed if you would consider a gift to Master’s Image Productions. We would be especially grateful if you could support us on a regular basis with a monthly pledge (and if you are already doing that, thank you!).
May God bless you and yours this Christmas and throughout 2013!
P.S.: If you would like to make a donation online with a credit card you can do that here.
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Master’s Image Productions • P.O. Box 903 • Salem, OR 97308
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