Written by Rev. George Bet Rasho
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
`Prayers and blessings receive. I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ. May this letter find you in the best of health and happiness.
Happy New Year everyone! My question to you in the beginning of the New Year is what kind of year do you want to have? I am positive the majority of us would like to have a happy, healthy and prosperous year, full of smiles and laughter with family and friends, and a year with no regrets. Well, how can we obtain such a year? If a farmer wanted to have an onion farm, would he sew tomato seeds? Obviously not, because the only way he would get onions is to plant onion seeds. Agreed? In many ways it is the same with our lives. By being optimistic, friendly, kind, forgiving, loving having a positive attitude and just simply smiling would really help us obtain such a year. Yes, of course we may never be able to stop disease and tragedy but by having strong faith and a relationship with He who was victorious over death we can surely face and overcome such challenges as they approach. We shall reap what we sew. So, again I ask what kind of year are you going to have?
As a parish it will be an exciting year for us as we face a great challenge building our new church. United we shall build is our theme for the year, and through your prayers we shall by His grace build our church. I call upon each and every member, young and old to unite in this effort. We have been called to turn a tragedy into an opportunity. Always remembering that through love all things are possible.
I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year, blessed by He who saved us. In His Service,
Father George Bet Rasho