Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
By faith, Lord, we know that the Mudges are in your hands. You are with them 24/7, guiding them every step of the way. We thank You for their faith in You and for your faith in them.
Lord, we trust that You will be with them when they travel to Africa, and you will lead them to that mission field where You want them to minister. Help Father Shaw and Mother Julie to always know that they can depend on You.
Lord, we also pray for Lydia and all the things that she is going through right now. Please help her to feel your presence. Help her to focus on the college work that she needs to finish before returning to Gordon College.
Grant the Mudge family some sweet times of togetherness as they are gathered together during this Christmas season. And bless them mightily and keep them safe in 2012. Thank You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.