Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Summer Holidays

Our latest family picture - December 2013
Hello everyone!  Many of you are traveling today to be with family and friends for the holiday season.  We had a wonderful surprise to share with the kids this month! 
We are so thankful that God allowed Richard, Kristi's dad, to come to Argentina for several weeks to visit.  Having him here has been a huge blessing and a help to the ministry and relationships.  His visit was a total surprise to our children who "all of a sudden" saw their Grandfather walking out of the gate at the airport!  We were there checking on some things (obviously waiting for Dad to come out) but the kids really had no idea of his visit.  It was a very special time.
Dad and the kids at a picnic

Since our arrival, we've been busy getting to know the area, the churches, the leaders, and our new home.  We are still in a temporary rental house and are currently looking for something more permanent to rent.  We're all enjoying the beauty of this area as well as the new friends we're meeting.
We put together some cookie boxes for the pastors of Bariloche and their families.  We will also give some of the boxes to other pastors in the area.  We delivered some of the cookies last night and got home really late!  It was a fun time!

We continue to pray for you that God would bless you and guide you as you look forward to 2014 and where the Lord would have you minister.   "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.  Please stay in touch!  We were not able to get a p.o. box yet, but hope to do so after the beginning of the year.  We will post our new address once we know it.  We want to thank each of you who have taken the time to write us and send cards and letters!
The Stanton family and Richard De Leon

A Patagonian Asado or cookout at the Esquel church to celebrate their anniversary
Eric and Olivia getting the cookie boxes ready
We tried to make a variety of cookies to share

A lady from Esquel, who remembered the Bible Mom and Dad had given her years ago.

Our latest family picture - December 2013

1 comment:

  1. So-oo what is Patagonian Asado? The cookies look great!! We miss you all, and are so thankful that you are in your new home. The pictures are beautiful. I pray we get to talk soon.
    Love you all,


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