AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!

Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratefulness for the faithfulness of our Lord and His people toward this ministry. Thank you dear ones for standing with us in your prayers and financial support. So many of you have conscientiously interceded for Dianne and me through the dark valley of physical illness, in which I almost went home to be with the Lord. I want to testify that I could truthfully say, in those darkest moments in the valley of the shadow, “For me to live is Christ; and to die is gain”. And yet, our Lord has chosen for me to remain here in this mortal body for more service of Him, for now! He has told us in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. As long as He has works for me to do, I want to be faithful to carry out that work, in His power, for His glory. I was made acutely aware of one such work upon my arrival in Kenya, for this latest conference. As I travelled from the airport to the Hotel, the cab driver and I began a conversation. During that interchange, the cab driver began pouring his troubled heart out to me. Our communication quickly turned to the reason for my travel. Upon learning why I was in Kenya, he said, “Then sir, you can answer this question for me. Can you tell me what I must do to be saved?” Of course, I shared the Good News with him. What a great start to this mission trip!

Oh friends, I am so very grateful to be serving my precious Lord and a Savior, both here in America and unto the uttermost parts of this globe. And we are so appreciative for all of the precious brothers and sisters who stand with us in intercessions and support, sending us out to all of these outreach opportunities. Please know that we love you in the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a treasure to our lives. May next year be filled with the glory of God in all of our lives, as we draw closer and closer to our Savior and Lord, walking in the works He has given us to do!

Your servants for Jesus sake

Ed and Dianne Lacy

CHRIST-­‐CENTERED EVANGELISM TRANSLATED INTO THE 8th LANGUAGE

I have just received the news that the Christ Centered Evangelism study has been translated into the Telugu language. I will be teaching this study to 100 pastors in the city of Hyderabad, India in January. Please be in prayer for this important opportunity. There is team of pastors, who have as their desire and determination, to take this study of biblical evangelism to every major city in the nation of India. Please pray for God’s empowering and protection. India is increasing in its persecution of born again followers of Jesus. There is a law in parliament, which is coming up for a vote, which is called an “anti-­‐conversion” law. If this law passes, it will open the door for an even greater intensification of the persecution of believers. I think of Paul’s testimony that “a great and effectual door has been opened to me, and there are many adversaries”. Please pray for this open door.