‘for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…’ (Isaiah 9:6)
What a blessed time – when we remember that God sent Jesus to earth as a baby — in humble conditions – to dwell amongst us and then to die for our sins!! We are so saddened by the fact that the world is trying to take CHRIST out of CHRISTmas!!! What are we celebrating if it is not the birth of Christ – the son of God??? We are so thankful for Christ in our lives — for He is ‘Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace’!!! and we are thankful for the work that He continues to do for us, in us and through us — and we pray that He is that for all of you – and that this Christmas you might be witnesses to His love, joy and peace – living in you and radiating from you!!
Most of you may know by now that –unto us was also born a son: December 12,2013 – Joshua Jacob Florea, 3.62 kg. – Both mother and baby are doing great. And – while we know he is not Jesus — was not conceived in an ‘ideal’ situation —- we are believing that He will be used of God — to bring many people into the Kingdom of God. The name Joshua means ‘God is Salvation’ — and through his life – we are proclaiming the salvation of God — to all generations – to all mankind — that every one might know that Christ is Lord and that they might all experience and know the love of God — might know His forgiveness and acceptance into the family of God.
Please continue to pray for Valentina and Joshua — for health, healing and protection from any evil which may try to harm them.
Laurentiu is a very proud uncle — has become Joshua’s defender, protector and ‘partner’! Please pray for him as well – that God would protect him from any harm and that he could continue to rejoice in the birth of Joshua and that he would not have to suffer in any way because of the situation.
Albert is doing well – God continues to strengthen and heal him and we are so thankful for what God has done in his body.
Elvira is also doing well -adjusting to having a newborn in the home again. However, God is our strength and gives us all we need and we continue to depend on Him and He is faithful!!
Although 2012 has not been the kind of year we would ever have imagined – we thank God for bringing us through – we trust that He has caused us to grow in Him – to depend on Him more fully and we pray that through our lives – His name has been glorified and people have been able to see His love in action!
We pray God’s blessings on you all – as you celebrate Christ’s birth – as you share with friends and families – may you all experience His love, joy and peace and may His will be done in your lives in 2013!!
Thank you for your prayers — we are so thankful for you – and we bless you
Albert, Elvira, Valentina and Joshua and Laurentiu