MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
FROM EXPRESSIONS OF EMMANUEL
“Thank you for teaching about Jesus and how God wants me to live!” said “Little H” as he called immediately after being released from prison. “Little H” came to accept Christ because of God using EOE’s DVDS and outreach in prison. One month ago, “Little H” called and said that he was facing discrimination and was not being helped. We called a Congressman on his behalf and he received the help that he needed.
People have spoken up for me! I am so thankful that in times of need, people have spoken on my behalf to help me. Whether hearing, hard of hearing, or Deaf, we need to speak up to help people. I am thankful that God spoke up for us by sending His son to be born to live and die for us. Jesus spoke up by crying out in prayer in the Garden before His death. He spoke up for us by completing His work on the cross and saying “It is finished!” Thank you, God for the gift of forgiveness and grace! We were excited to speak up by just sending a whole set of DVDs to Joe and Little “H”, two Deaf friends who were just released from prison. Proverbs 31: 8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the rights of all those who have nothing. Speak up and judge fairly, and defend the needy.” Again, I am so thankful for those who have spoken up for me! We are thankful to be used by God to speak up for others. EOE is especially happy to SPEAK OUT and share that Jesus loves each soul, that He will save each one who receives Him. Thanks for speaking up for us and helping us to speak up for others!
International Conference on Missions in Cincinnati, OH: November 14-18
We were blessed to make many connections at our booth. We were able to share DVDs with Deaf groups around the USA and the world. We were able to send materials to a new Deaf children’s home in India. We were so honored to be one of the missionary luncheon speakers. To see our 11-minute speech look at our EOE Facebook page. Another highlight was spending time with Sonya Simmons, had been a member/ Deaf leader of the Tulsa Deaf Church. Please pray for Sonya as she seeks to serve the Lord in her life! We are so thankful that she helped us at ICOM and with transportation in Ohio. We are thankful to my brother also for providing housing and transportation before and after ICOM which allowed us to arrive just in time for his birthday! (Happy 60th, EM!)
Spanish Outreach & Language Learning
Galy Laredo is my lovely Christian Hispanic Sister who invited me to share testimonies and Scripture with a home Hispanic Bible study. Recently I have been diligently working to improve my Spanish skills, so Galy is helping me, while I teach her sign language. I have also began working on more language acquisition with studies in Tagalog, Japanese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Hindi for future outreach.
Video: Israel Shalom 6 DVD Set (six and a half hours of teaching!) Social Media
Due to illness, the production of this project was postponed. All of the voiceovers were just completed. Steve is consistently working on this and it should be complete by the end of the year. Social Media: 3 New Devotions or Songs are posted weekly!
Boxes: From HCC to FCC Bonham
We are thankful that Hillcrest Christian Church of McKinney allowed us to keep our DVDs, tracts, and booth supplies at the building for a long time. HCC had a flood and needed that space, so we are thankful that First Christian Church of Bonham is allowing us to store these mission supplies now. This will be even more convenient as FCC is only 4 blocks away from the EOE mission house.
“Orange” and “Right Now” Conferences
Selah welcomed me to the Orange Curriculum Conference in the DFW area. It was very educational. First Christian Church of Sapulpa welcomed Steve, Cloudi, and me to join the members in attending the Right Now Media Conference in the DFW area. Janie Huff helped me interpret. We are seeking to collaborate with “Right Now”. We are thankful for the tickets, fellowship, and encouragement that we received from these events. FCC of Sapulpa also helped Cloudi celebrate her 23rd birthday!
End of Year Facebook, PAYPAL and MAIL Fundraisers:
Sharon Kirk, Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire
Sharon Kirk helps Expressions of Emmanuel between 20 to 30 hours weekly from her home in Grove, Oklahoma. Ladell and Sharon Kirk have come to the EOE house for a week to help with organizational office projects. Sharon will celebrate her birthday here on December 12th. We need mission support for her. Would you consider making a donation to help?
EOE Mission Outreaches & DVD Fundraiser
EOE has many more outreaches & DVDs planned for this next year. Would you please help us go on these outreaches and make these DVDS?
Steve Medical Fundraiser
Steve has made great progress with his health, but the doctor has stated two medications (which are not covered by insurance) are needed to help with his complete healing. The Kairos Benevolence Fund just informed us that they will pay for one of the medications. We are so thankful for their help. We still need to raise $ 12,500 to completely pay for the other medicine. Would you consider helping with this need? Steve has made great progress. He is an amazing servant of God! Please pray, give, and serve.
I have had great medical reports. Please pray for me as they want to make sure that all is well with my colon. I will have a colonoscopy on December 19th. I have had severe reactions to anesthesia before, please pray for a safe procedure and for healing. Thanks for praying giving, and serving! We love you! Holy Hugs!
December 6-14 Sharon & Ladell Kirk – Mission work
December 16: Mission Presentations at FCC of Bonham
December 17: Sign Language Class/ Spanish Class
December 19: Vonda’s colonoscopy
December 22-30 Family Time to celebrate Jesus’s Birth
Have a Very Blessed Christmas and New Year!
Love, Vonda, Steven and Hamilton/Massey Family
With our New Website it is really easy to donate. Click Here to donate. PayPal, VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. On the “memo Line” please put what it is for: example “EOE” or “Sponsor DVD” or “EOE Steve Med,”—DVD” or mail to the following address: Expressions of Emmanuel, P.O. Box 62, Ector, TX 75439
Expressions of Emmanuel
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