Well I just got through chatting with Keith Shumaker in Burkina Faso and he woke up on Christmas morning with malaria chills. His parents are there visiting but he has had a rough bout with the disease. Not a fun way to begin Christmas or any day but he has been one of those true warriors that has paid the price to get the gospel to these people
John Pearson and I will be visiting their family in January and are really looking forward to that. You might want to drop them a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on skype if you have their skype contact.
You are a wonderful church that loves our missionaries and I am proud of you.
Merry Christmas from Austin and Betty. We love each of you very much.