Dear Family and Friends,
Happy Christmas! It is December 25, 2011 and all is well. We have much for which we are grateful to God.
Here’s the scoop on the Opadiyas Family and what we’ve been up to this year.
Emanuel, is still fully immersed in his music. He continues to do gigs and releases music video clips. He also collaborates with his 'Dream Big' group and they are doing well for themselves.
Angelique is in year 12 and will sit for her HSC exams in 2012. Yeah! She was made a school prefect, something we are very proud of her for.
Joshua and I marked our Silver Wedding Anniversary this year and we took time off to Europe and Nigeria. We thank God for a great time!
On the Ministry side, we spent most of our time making disciples, teaching, 'building', reaching out with the gospel of the kingdom and raising leaders.
We have also been privileged to serve alongside other leaders on the Apostolic Board of the ENSouth Pacific region.
We had the opportunity to host the South Pacific Summit in Sydney-Australia for the first time! We hosted many guest speakers and leaders from the region and outside the region as well.
We were finally blessed with a facility where we now meet for both our weekly activities and our worship services, after searching for 2 or so years without success.
As I was typing, I was thinking of you dear friends and family. My heart goes especially to those who are facing one form of challenge or another. To think that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son for us brings a lot of joy and comfort. Hold on to hope and know that we are praying for you and your 2012. May Jesus Christ be praised!
Joshua-Debo, Yinka Emanuel and Angelique.