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A Christmas Message from Pastor Sam

Merry Christmas to you and your family! As we enter into the final week of the Christmas season, we are grateful for the many ways the Lord continues to bless us. He has shown us grace and mercy. The children who enter the gates of The Raining Season are transformed as they learn about Jesus and His faithfulness. Because of Him, we celebrate stories of restoration and healing. In 2020, we shared this message from Pastor Sam Laggah, and we wanted to remind you of this message today.

From TRS Logistics Officer, Pastor Sam Laggah:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given the Lamb of God who carries the weight of the world on His shoulders. Isaiah 9:6

The Christmas season is already here. The birth of Jesus was not just an ordinary birth because Jesus wasn't just an ordinary baby. His birth was the incarnation of God, meaning that God put on flesh and lived among us. That was why in Matthew 1:23, the Bible says, “The virgin will be with a child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means, 'God with us.'” God is here with us, and He will make things turn around. He is the giver of life, He restores the brokenhearted, He brings peace to all, and he changes situations in a second.

Jesus referred to himself as "the light of the world." (John 8:12) Whenever we see the lights of Christmas, let them remind us that they recall Christ, our true light. In a time of great darkness, God promised to send light that would shine on everyone living in the shadow of death. He is both a "wonderful counselor" and a "mighty God." This message of hope was fulfilled in the birth of Christ and the establishment of His eternal kingdom. He came to bring peace and hope and deliver all people from their sins. May Jehovah continue to shower His never-ending protection over you and your family.

Wishing you a very joyful Christmas and holiday season. We hope that the New Year brings your family much happiness and prosperity. Take care of yourselves.

While our staff has been busy preparing for our annual Christmas celebration at the center, we want to wish you and your family God’s peace and joy this Christmas and best wishes in the New Year. May your heart be filled with the love and joy of Christmas this holiday season! Thank you for partnering with us in 2023. We will take a short holiday break from our weekly email through the end of 2023, but we are preparing a special Christmas surprise to share with you on social media. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be one of the first to see this special surprise. We look forward to continuing our mission with you in 2024! 

Many blessings, 

The Raining Season

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