Dear Partners in the Gospel,
Greetings to you from the Himalayas!
As Christmas brings happiness and joy, the earth rejoices in the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given….. Isaiah 9:6
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
When I pause and look back over the past years, I feel humbled to recall the moments we have enjoyed together in serving the Lord through many obstacles. I pray for the continuous flow of God’s anointing and blessings over you and your family this Christmas.
May God bless you with His fullness and cover you with His warm hug always. The success RHMI celebrates today has only been possible with your sacrificial generosity over many years. Your generous giving has catalyzed RHMI’s mission and vision of conquering the Himalayas and touching many lives with the Love of Jesus Christ. Thank you very much for your partnership.
The year 2020 has remained full of blessings through your continuous prayer and financial support. Despite your own struggles, your steadfast determination to support our native people has resulted in more confidence and faith among believers, contrasting the adverse effect of COVID-19. We appreciate it and would like to thank you from the inner core of our hearts.
We look forward to continuing the love, friendship, and passion for serving God with increased energy in the fast-approaching year 2021. We seek to reach out to more unreached places, to win more lost souls, and to bring more glory to God.
You can support our native leaders and their families with a Christmas gift. Your gifts can be a great asset for underprivileged families and let them enjoy this Christmas with more fun and thanksgiving. You can be a reason for their change and make them feel the love of Jesus.
Wishing you a very happy Merry Christmas once again.
With much love,
Pastor Haron and the entire RHMI families.
This is the time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. For many, the Christmas season is a celebration all about giving and getting gifts. But for those that believe that Jesus is our personal savior, we celebrate the gift that God gave to man.
God, the creator of the universe, loved us so much that He gave us the gift of His own Son.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
As proof of just how much He really loved us, He sent His Son into this world to satisfy His holy law. No man had been able to keep the law. But Jesus, the perfect man, met the demands of that law. Then He died in our place for our sins. Now, God can generously forgive those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
This is the miracle of the Christmas story. God gave us His Son to die for our sins that we may live with Him forever.
During this Christmas season in the Himalayas, native believers place a special focus on sharing the good news of Jesus’ birth with their neighbors and relatives. When they hear the good news, many people come to believe in Jesus. Where there was hopelessness, now there is hopefulness. Where there was despair, now there is assurance that the Lord is watching over them. Where there was turmoil and fear, now there is peace, love and joy.
When people meet Jesus, their lives are changed. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 19, we see just how completely He can change a person when they believe in Him.
Luke 19:1-10 describes the meeting of Zacchaeus and Jesus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector for the Roman conquerors. He was also a Hebrew. He was a rich man. But as a tax collector, he was a cheat, he was dishonest, and considered a traitor by his own countrymen. He had lived only for himself without regard to how he got his riches.
Then he meant Jesus. And his life was completely turned around. Jesus filled Zacchaeus with mercy and kindness and love. Luke tells us about Zacchaeus’ change of heart in Luke 19:8.
Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”
What a change that was! It highlighted the whole purpose of why Jesus was born as a little baby here on earth. He said it of Himself in Luke 19:10:
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
And He is still in that business today. During this season of celebrating Jesus’ birth, let us give thanks for what He has done for us. Thank Him for giving us the gift of eternal life. Thank the Father for sending His Son to die for our sins.
Thank You for Your Partnership!