Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas Greetings 2009

Dear Friends and family….
We want to wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and blessings from the Lord. It has been a year of transition for us and we are not done yet. First of all, we gained two more beautiful grandchildren, Luke Johnson (9 mos)Son of Heath and Theresa Johnson, and Rainey Mae Johnson (6 Mos.)Daughter of Jarred and Jenny Johnson. They fill our lives with joy! Also in May, we transitioned from life in Milwaukee to Waupaca WI, closing The Ministry Center and graduating our final class(see picture of some of the graduates) of ‘ministers’ who are now busy fulfilling their ministries, leading Bible studies, doing prison ministry, running an after school program and ministering to veterans. We rejoice in what God has done through them all. We also transitioned back into the Assemblies of God. Now we are awaiting God’s repositioning of our own ministry. We have already waited for 6 months and we are getting anxious to serve Him more. We love serving the Lord in ministry and we are praying for whatever God has for us.

It has been a wonderful time of refreshing and rest. We took full advantage of it to visit with our families and friends in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Missouri and just celebrated Thanksgiving at our home, with three of our four sons, one of them surprising us at the last minute….What fun! Our four grandsons got to meet their first girl cousin….our granddaughter . It was almost like Christmas. We will be spending Christmas in Madison with them and loving every minute. David has kept busy with home maintenance that had long been neglected. Joyce has kept busy down sizing our possessions, writing a book, doing the newsletter as well as helping David cut and split our winter wood supply….at least 3 cords of firewood.
We want to wish each of you a wonderful year of blessings in 2010. We do not know what each new years holds, but it is all in God’s hands. Pray that God will help us discover a place of full time service. We pray that you are loving God with all of your heart for there is no other reason to celebrate than to live for Him daily and let Him lead and guide our lives. God bless you and may you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year filled with His love and presence!

Rev. David and Joyce Johnson
PO Box 655
(E2619 Lindee Lane)
Waupaca WI 54981

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