Have you ever set out to check on something only to discover that you should have known the answer? It just happened to me. I wanted to check all the countries were IBEC has served and see what their Christmas traditions were. Well, duh! From the beginning IBEC has tried to serve the most unreached countries of the world where Jesus is not known – so there are NO Christmas traditions.
While that seems to be a rather simple fact; does it not bring sadness to our hearts and minds? Imagine great countries like China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, or India – where IBEC works – with little or no Christmas tradition.
While we thank God for the coming of Jesus and we recognize that the “Missio Dei” of God is dear to our understanding of Business as Mission, let’s also pray that God will bless us and use IBEC and all of our colleagues in the BAM community in a mighty way in 2016. Let us bring his glory to many people. Let us unwrap and live out the life changing truth of Christ. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!
Merry Christmas! 메리 크리스마스! Feliz Navidad! 圣诞节快乐！Joyeux Noël! เมอร์รี่คริสมาสต์! Selamat Natal! عيد ميلاد مجيد! Feliz Natal! मैरी क्रिसमस! Vrolijk Kerstfeest! শুভ বড়দিন! Krismasi Njema! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Giáng sinh vui vẻ! С Рождеством! Maligayang Pasko!
Larry Sharp, Director of Training, IBEC Ventures