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Prayer Letter November '09

 Our Great Adventure: Ministering to the Children in Nicaragua!

     On the 1st of November, Mark had the incredible opportunity to baptize our sons, Andy, Gabe, and Ben.  It is such a blessing to know that our kids have a relationship with our most awesome God and that they wanted to be obedient in baptism.  Julia wants to be baptized too, so she will join the baptism class when she is 8 and then she can be baptized also. 

     On the 1st of November, my Nana died. (My Dad's mom)  In fact, she died at the same time Mark was baptizing the boys.  I thought about the symbolism.  The boys wanted to be associated with Christ; they "died, were buried and rose again".  How wonderfully precious that Nana is now in heaven.  She died her physical death and instantly she was in the presence of Jesus.  She was such a precious gift to us, always serving and loving others.  She was 93 and ready to go home.  She will be greatly missed. 

     We have had wonderful opportunities to meet with individual families and invite them to partner with us financially.  It has been such an encouragement and blessing to us.  We have built new friendships and strengthened "old" ones.  We are absolutely thrilled with the partnerships.  We love being involved in the lives of, and praying for, the families that partner with us.  We cannot tell you enough how much we treasure your prayers, words of encouragement and financial support.  We are greatly humbled and so deeply grateful. 

     We continue to contact churches but it has been a hard road.  In this economy, churches are not able to take on new missionaries or we are put on a "waiting list" because we don't have a direct contact.  We are trying to network. If you are willing to contact your missions pastor for us and you would like us to come to your church, please click on this link and we will contact you asap.  http://holsinger.msites.com/contact-us .  You can also e-mail us directly at mjholsinger@abwe.cc.    As of today, 11/16/2009, our Monthly Support Level - 18.37%; O & P Level - 7.59% - We are so thankful for YOU!!  Thanks God!!

     We continue to wrestle with the crazy shower and hopefully we will finish painting the bathroom by the end of November :)  And maybe have our house on the market in December? :)  For Thanksgiving, we will be flying out to see Mark's brother and family in Phoenix.  Yea!   Warm weather! 

     Please pray that we will continue to be faithful to the work that God has asked us to do.  Please pray that Mark will be able to make time in his busy day, to call churches.  We know that God has called us, He will be faithful, He has been faithful!  He will provide and He will get us to Nicaragua in His perfect time. 

     Thank you so much for being a part of our lives.  Thank you for your prayers!  Taking the Good News to Nicaragua could not happen without your partnership.  We are honored to serve the Lord with you!!  Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can pray for you. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please know that we are so very thankful for all of you!

Love and Blessings