Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn;
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him….
Those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.  (Psalm 37:5,7, 9)

At this beautiful time of year when we celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and we consider the love of the Father and His love for each one of us, may we express to each of you our gratitude for your support and care over us and our ministry to Georgia?!  Your prayers and gifts keep us encouraged to keep on answering the call to go and make disciples….words can not express our appreciation to you and to God!

Even though we were not able to go in person to work with our people in Georgia this fall, we have seen the hand of our God move mightily among them and The School of Tomorrow is flourishing!  There is no distance in prayer and our wonderful staff is committed to teaching and loving the children that “great will be their peace!”  Nearly every day, we receive letters from them and our students that keep us informed and grateful for His Spirit that is moving in their lives!  Thank you for standing with us as we put our hope in God for them…. praying often…. trusting Him to answer each prayer as He gives the substance through faith and this becomes reality in each life!

As more and more we see the breakdown of our great nation and the way the foundation of our faith is being shaken, we put our hope, not on the world’s shaky economy but upon the economy that shall not be taken away, for it is God’s economy that will stand in the coming year(s):
…sow bountifully and you shall reap bountifully.
…trust and obey and you shall live in peace.
…not as the world gives, but seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.
…do not fear, but put your faith in Him who is the giver of all good things.

It was a busy summer and fall for all of us in the Treat family.  David, Heka and 3 boys were here for nearly four months.  We had many fun family get-togethers while they were with us!

Many of you ask us, “How are you doing?”  It is for my health that you ask and pray for so often!   It is hard to communicate to you the ups and downs that we experience each day!  Our gratitude for your prayers knows no bounds!!!  The battle for life is real for all of us and we certainly need to stand together to see the victory!  Some days, I (Jan) feel quite well and am able to work alongside Earl with strength.  Still, we hope that I did indeed receive the artificial gene and not the placebo in early October.  But if, in fact, I did not, we are planning to receive it in the spring, for the trial study that I have been a part of since July is proving to be very effective in fighting this disease.   Again, we thank you for your loving concern and many prayers!  We do hope to be able to travel to Georgia before the school year is over.

It is our prayer that the coming year will bring you and yours an abundance of blessings and that Jesus Christ will be your protector and best friend!

Merry Christmas from the Treat Family!
In His grace,
Earl and Janet Treat
Mark IV Harvest
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