Asia-Pacific Region: From where the day starts in the east to the western most part of the great Asia-Pacific Region, I have this year, seen God at work. His love in action through the transformed lives of those who seek to share in creative ways the peace, hope and joy that we as Christ followers have.

Thank you for all that you’re doing to be agents of transformation in your place of work and ministry.

Faith Hill, a contemporary American Country Music singer, recently made popular a song entitled: A baby changes everything!

This Christmas, Linda and I will be in Frankfurt, Germany, with our new grandson. How we’ve looked forward to his arrival. How we’re celebrating his arrival. As we celebrate the birth of Hayden Samuel Pascal Henger, my thoughts are drawn to the amazing words spoken in hope to a hurting people: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government is placed upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called The Wonderful One, The Counsellor, The God, The Mighty One, The Eternal Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.

This season, let’s celebrate the birth of Jesus, The Wonderful One, The Counsellor, The God, The Mighty One, The Eternal Father, The Prince of Peace. Let’s celebrate the purpose for which he came, the reason for which we do what we do.

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As we conclude this year, my prayer is that we will again have that new excitement of new life in our hearts, lives and families. If you’re struggling, be assured that this baby changes everything.

Thank you for your love of Jesus and commitment to His church and mission.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

Your servant for Him, Mark

Mark Louw