Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Here's a side to the Christmas story that isn't often told:

Those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb, were made so that nails might be driven through them. 

Those baby feet, pink and unable to walk, would one day walk up a dusty hill to be nailed to a cross. 

That sweet infant's head with sparkling eyes and eager mouth was formed so that someday men might force a crown of thorns onto it. 

That tender body, warm and soft, wrapped in swaddling clothes, would one day be ripped open by a spear.

Jesus was born to die.*

Christmas is warm with thoughts of a newborn baby, yummy food, gifts, and time with family and friends. We don’t often think of the connection between Christmas and Easter. We don’t contemplate the purpose of His life and it’s end. Those thoughts can be hard and emotional, not warm and comforting.

Would you purposely enter into an arena where you knew that your outcome would be a brutal death? 

Could you have joy knowing that you had great suffering ahead?

Jesus did. And He did it for YOU.

How do we respond to the greatest gift of all? Consider ways to honor and glorify Him during this season that is not focused on materialism and parties.

We are thankful for another year of fruitful ministry. THANK YOU for your support of LIVING WELL. As you think of your year-end gifts, please pray and ask the LORD how He would want you to worship Him through your giving. We can offer Biblical guidance in marriage, money, and spiritual areas because of YOUR giving. We can continue to support WISDOM Christian School because of YOUR giving.

The Lord is leading us back to Ndola in January. We will do a pastor’s conference on marriage and we will go to WISDOM Christian School.
The school will be starting their new school year. We will attend to the needs of the school, meet with the teachers, and best of all we will see the kids!

Please pray for the support of our January mission. If you would like to donate to this mission, DONATE NOW.

We still need for the LORD to provide $8,000 dollars more to pay for the mission. We leave January 11 for Zambia.

Thank YOU for your prayers and support as we work with couples and as we support and develop WISDOM Christian School in Zambia.

May the Christmas season be filled with love and joy as you worship Him!

Donna and Ed Edwards

P.S. Pray the preparations and $8,000 support for the January Zambia mission.
The water that I will give him will become in him 
a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 
LIVING WELL is a life source, not a life style.

* God with Us by John MacArthur