Many thanks to all who provided the beautifully wrapped Christmas presents for 134 children and teens and 37 elders at the Agua Viva Lutheran Mission Church in the colonia of El Cenizo, in TX, near Laredo. Also, thanks to Laura Mumme and the CDC families who gave several large boxes of new toys and stuffed animals. Pastor Mariana takes the CDC toys to another colonia near El Cenizo where she ministers since they have no pastor. This Christmas we had a record number of children and teens and elders who all received their gifts after worship the Sunday before Christmas. Also, thanks to Janis Coltin, Laura Bell, Chris Kobylinski, Carol Miller, Reenie Visness, and Rick Steans who helped organize all the presents by families according to the names of the mothers. Also, thanks to Carl Teinert who pulled the U-Haul. Pr. Mariana expressed her thankfulness and prayers to the members of Triumphant Love for all it has done for the Agua Viva ministry from the beginning, twenty years ago, and continues to do.
– Jon & Josh Martin