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Prayers for Christmas: Opportunity and Service

Children's Library, Carmen Pampa
Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Matthew 9: 36-38).
FMS missioner Joel Vaughn expresses gratitude for being one of these laborers in his prayer for Christmas.

“This Christmas, I am thankful for opportunities to serve other people.

My prayer for the holiday season and the New Year is that a universal awareness of sufficiency will promote moderate use and equal sharing of the earth’s bounty for all of its inhabitants.”

Lynn and Joel in Bolivia

Joel and his wife Lynn serve in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As English teachers, they are able to be present in the lives of prisoners, high school students and other members of the community.

If you feel called to labor with us as a missioner, check out our prospective missioner’s page.

For more Christmas prayers this advent and to add your own, see our home page.

Charles Joel Vaughn is a returned missioner who served with his wife Lynn Myrick in Cochabamba, Bolivia from 2009 to 2012.