Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you've had a truly special holiday weekend and enjoyed whatever combination of exciting and relaxing suits your fancy.

We just wanted to share some of our Holiday Highlights.

The greatest gift!

Joe and Tina Atkinson, who have already been key players in the beginnings of Second Mile Ministries, gave us this awesome Gift Set of Mai Thai Exotic Coffee. They recently connected with Abundant Life Foundation, a group in Thailand that has really figured out how to do Coffee... with a Mission. Here's how...

"Coffee farmers are treated fairly so they can develop their farms and properly care for their families. Coffee growing communities are being developed trough Mai Thai's social development programs; developing hygiene, sanitation and education for children. Consumers are treated to an excellent grade of 100% Specialty Grade Arabica coffee at a fair price. Best of all, as you drink Mai Thai Coffee you are helping to provide a home and education for orphans and at risk children... Proceeds support work with children in Thailand through Abundant Life Foundation."

This coffee is delicious, reasonably priced, fair trade, and best of all is helping these at risk children in Thailand. Head on over to the Mai Thai website to see for yourself! This gift box, priced at $25, is a perfect gift for any occasion. Thanks Joe and Tina!

Jenn's favorite present...

A brand new leather Bible that's been Pre- Duct taped to prevent future wear and tear. I don't know what she plans to do with this precious book that requires such heavy-duty protection, but Tie-dye was her special request...

Favorite Christmas Song:

Oh Holy Night...hands down. Is anyone else with me in thinking that this make for a great worship song anytime of the year? I can't think of better words the Joy of Christmas.

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is
love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

Highlight of our weekend:

I know that today is Christmas and yesterday was Christmas Eve and everything but I'm afraid the best day of our weekend was Friday. Friday, the day we arrived at the post office only seconds before closing time and mailed a very important application to the Internal Revenue Service. Again, thanks to Miss Tina, we were able to file form 1023 in hopes of attaining 501(c)3 tax-exempt status with the IRS.

Now, it's a waiting game. It could be weeks, maybe months, before we receive the letter that grants us this status. But let's pray that it's weeks, not months. ;)

Merry Christmas everyone!