Brad and Tina Reynolds

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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So Close
I wonder how many times Jesus seeks to encourage our wobbling faith, knowing we are so close to a miracle, so close to an answered prayer, so close to a divine intervention. I wonder how many times we turn and walk away just before the breakthrough would come. Dr. Rob Reimer, Deep Faith

December 20, 2018

Two years ago, a young family who had unexpectedly found themselves without a country celebrated Christmas with us for the first time in their lives. Citizens of a nation where the church is growing the fastest in the world, they had come to know the God of love rather than of anger and justice. As is the case every year, the police in their country had raided house churches at the end of December, among those chosen was their church. Because they were vacationing in Europe at the time, they were spared but it wasn’t safe for them to return. Finding themselves homeless, they lived in our home for a little over a month in 2016. A couple of months later, they were sent by a government agency to another city less than 2 hours away. From there, they awaited their asylum status from the French government.

This year, they will be with us again for Christmas. So many things have changed. They have their official status with the freedom to live and work in France. Studying French at a local university, they both have possibilities for work in the near future. Their 4 year old son is enjoying kindergarten. EPI is their church home and they are finding ways to get involved. In December 2017, they rented a completely renovated apartment in Toulouse. Our God has proven himself faithful and good. With our own children in the US and not coming home this Christmas, we are so thankful for our “adopted” children.

Our son Tim and his wife Lizzi are enjoying their second year of marriage. In addition to his job on the estate, Tim is taking classes in horticulture and Lizzi is a nanny.
Elissa had an MRI this week in order to determine the status of the remaining tumor in her liver and the treatment to come. She and Matt are planning their “all expenses paid” trip to Hawaii at the end of January (awarded by an association to Elissa). God is present in our children’s lives and we are grateful for it.

Joyeux Noël!

Kneeling with you in prayer
Brad & Tina

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Please join us in praise for all that God has done this last year!
Pray with us for the persecuted church.

France

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Updated: December 20, 2018

Children's Names
Elissa
Timothy
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
France
Address
54 chemin de Pahin
31170 Tournefeuille,
FRANCE

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