December 16, 2013

The psalmist David declared “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” He goes on to describe and declare some of the most precious of the benefits of the believer who is redeemed, saved, settled, and secure in the knowledge of the Holy One living and abiding in them. There are some wonderful benefits indeed in the Living Savior abiding in my life as if He had no where else HE wanted to be! For all of us who have that knowledge it is not a hard matter to be truly thankful, and be thrilled with the season of the year when we celebrate the incarnation of the WORD from heaven. When God was manifest in flesh, that all who would believe upon His name could receive Him as their own personal Lord and Savior, inherit everlasting life and an eternal home in heaven! That’s just the greatest Christmas present ever possible! There is nothing or no one to compare with JESUS! And thank God HE never changes. He has no flaws, no faults, no failures!

But we, on the other hand, have lots of changes. Some for the better. We have had a great change in our family that we are so glad for and that is our new grand-daughter Brinley Michaela Holcomb. She was born May 27th, and is truly delightful. Thank you so much for the prayers on her behalf when she was so sick.

Thank God for the benefit of healing HE placed upon her. She is wonderful! Nathan, Brandy and Jackson all seem to be doing very well. Niccole is a teacher’s assistant in one of our elementary schools and Aubrey is in the 3rd grade! WOW! Time is moving swiftly! Praise the Lord for His goodness to us and our family!

Another change that most of you know about by now is the fact that I left the Inspirations on October 1st. The Lord made it plain to me that my season there was over, and that I needed to get in line with His good will proclaiming the Gospel in WORD and in song. Though there have been several who have contacted us to
invite us to their church or gathering place, we do need anyone who is interested in us coming to their particular place or area to do so soon so that we can get the date book as full as possible for the coming year. I am convinced that the greatest mission field in the world is right here in the United States right now. The changes that have been taking place in this country for several years now have not been for the better. In fact things are waxing true and living God to do whatever the people desire to do in their own carnal being which is an enemy of God. Please help us to get the word out that we are available to come and share the good news of salvation. We also want to tell you something that we are excited about. Song Garden Music Group contacted me a couple of days after I resigned and offered me the opportunity to record a new solo project! I was surprised, but grateful. Lord willing it will be available to order from us by the middle of January.

Please, remember any project that you order directly from us goes to help pay our TV ministry bills.

May the good Lord bless you and yours during this season. Thank you for everything you have done to help us. We love you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Bro. Mike and Bavaria Holcomb
Psalm 37:4