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  As we reflect back on this past year we are so encouraged to see God's faithfulness.  It has not been an easy year for those around us, be we praise God for the ways that He has provided and for the ways that He has drawn people closer to Himself through the difficult times. The crops have grown and it looks like they may have a small harvest in the next month.  This is a huge answer to prayer. Dec. 13-16 we were blessed with a Crossings group coming to Atrel.  This was an amazing group of young people who came with open hearts and willing hands and were willing to do anything.  They helped to dig a foundation for part of the perimeter fence of the mission property, but this was only a small part of what they did.  More importantly they were able to come along side the Haitian staff from LePhare and hold a 2 day VBS program in a very small community that for most of the children it was their first time seeing white people.  This group was a blessing not only to us, but also to the community of Atrel and Gwo Cajou. The work on the quonset hut is finally finished.  The men have been working diligently and have been very thankful for the work.  The fun final touch to the building was to make the back and front doors look like a Haitian flag.  We were able to find a man from Atrel who could paint the center graphic for us and did a great job. What a blessing it was to be a part of the 3 day training for children's ministry volunteers. Learning how to share Bible stories with children and learning some hands on ideas for children's work.  These three ladies are from the Atrel area and I'm encouraged to see how they take these ideas an continue to faithfully minister to the children. Yes, this is one of the ways we ride around the Northwest.  Thank you for partnering with us this year and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Kyrk, Deborah, Naomi, Jonathan, Rebekah, Robert and Anna.