Dear Friends,

"No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found

Far as, far as the curse is found

                                                            -Joy to the World

No more let sins and sorrows grow...what an apt sentence for the state of our world—our community where it feels like sins and sorrows abound.  Just if you were to sit in our offices on a daily basis...a 2nd grade boy who has been bullied over and over again, a 4th grade girl struggling with anxiety, a 13 year-old boy who keeps being lured back in to internet pornography, a 16 year-old girl who doesn't know who she is or believe that anyone cares.  Sins and sorrows abound in our community—our schools—our homes, which is exactly why Daystar Counseling Ministries exists.

He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love

And wonders and wonders of His love

We have the honor of being a small part of reminding these kids and families of the wonders of God's love.  We get to come alongside and remind them of his truth and grace—and ultimately, His hope.  They are not alone.  He came so that sin and sorrow no longer have to grow.  It stops with Him.  It's redeemed with Him and in Him and because of His coming we're reminded of this time of year.

Thank you for joining us in offering children and families hope.  You are one of the wonders of His love to us...and to the 1200 families currently being served by Daystar.  We are grateful.

Merry Christmas,

The Daystar Staff