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Christmas Greetings 2008 from the Migner Family
I just wanted to take 12 minutes of your time to Wish ( pray) you a Merry Christmas at this special season of the year. This month we are completing 9 full years of ministry at Emmanuel in Virginia and will soon be moving to Deland, Florida to pastor.
Becky continues to do home school, etc, etc, etc, Chelsea is getting ready to pick a college for the fall of 2009, Rayna is doing well and taking violin lessons, Newman is taller than his older brother and loves soccer, Levi is a joy and loves swimming and baseball, Brigette is a hoot and started soccer as well. Peter continues to pastor as well as run his business in selling technology services and the cat and dog are getting ready for a shocking 680 mile drive to FL.
Below is a talking picture video presentation to share some of the moments of our lives in 2008. It's about 11 minutes long so you got to really love us to watch this video. I wrapped up 12 months into less than 12 minutes. See presentation here <><........
Before you slip away from this e/v-mail please email me back if there is a prayer request that we can talk to Jesus about on your behalf. We would consider it pure joy to lift up your request before our risen Savior this week and into the new year.
Once again Merry Christmas and God Bless you
Our new Mailing address as of January 2nd is:
908 E. Rich Ave
Deland, Florida 32724
Click here to see some pictures of our new home and ministry center.
With His Love,
Peter, Becky, Chelsea, Rayna , Levi, Newman and Brigette
We realize that not everyone we send this greeting too, knows or believes in Jesus as we do, but since we have lived our entire adult lives serving our risen Savior and God whom we know and love, please consider our greetings as our very life purpose and message to you. We know that without Jesus as our Savior we are lost and without eternal hope. Thank God He still saves and forgives from sin. If you do not have a saving knowledge of Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior we hope you will discover the meaning of life in Jesus Christ the Savior of the world this week. If you have not read the true meaning of Christmas in sometime please read the true story as noted below of His miraculous Birth.
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The Birth of Jesus Luke 2: 8-15 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) and everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Birth of Jesus Christ This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with us." When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
The Shepherds and the Angels And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Jesus Presented in the Temple On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ),and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons."Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."