Have a Blessed Christmas
We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
Are you ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ? Christmas is a time of great celebration, but what does Christmas mean? What or who do we celebrate? The word “Christmas” is not found in the Bible. The word Christmas is made up to two words, Christ and mas. The first word Christ is found in the New Testament. The Greek means, “anointed.” The Old Testament equivalent is the Hebrew name “Messiah”, which means, “anointed one.” The second part of Christmas is mas and it comes from Latin which means celebration. Christmas is the celebration of the messiah, the anointed one, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. This Christmas praise and worship (celebrate) the birth of the messiah, Christ Jesus your Lord and Savior.
Allan was born again the spring of 1971 while attending the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Allan's' love and desire for God caused him to study the Bible for the next five years very intensely. From this desire grew a deepening love for the body of Christ and the understanding that he was called into the ministry of teaching God's Word.
Debbie was born again at the age of 17. She learned early in her walk the value of praise and worship.
Debbie was active in music and working with children in her local church. She also would work in music at other churches as the doors would open.
Allan and Debbie met at a fellowship meeting they both attended and worked in.
In 1978, they married and remained faithful helping in the local church.
They attended a bible school from 1979-1980.
Allan also took Greek from Moody Bible Institute and Classes from LIFE Bible College.
After graduating, they returned to northern Minnesota where they worked helping a local church. They also pastured for three years.
In 1987, now a family of six, they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and began attending and working in a local church where Allan was a Bible school instructor for 17-years and Debbie taught children for 15 years.
Deb is a state certified preschool teacher with over 25 years of experience. She also holds a certification as an ESL teacher and has a BA degree in English Language Learners Studies.
Allan has been doing work in Asia since 1999. He also holds a certification as an ESL teacher. and ESL business teacher.
Deb and Allan lived in Asia from 2005 - 2012, where they worked with students teaching oral and written English. They also help a foster home and still are very invalved with ophans in Asia.
Allan continue their work in Asia as he goes back twice a year.