From:                                         Jesse & Joyce Northcutt <jnorthcutt@gemission.com>

Sent:                                           Monday, December 21, 2020 12:53 PM

To:                                               First Baptist Church

Subject:                                     The Northcutt's Connection for December 2020

 

 The Northcutt's Connection for December 2020 

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Jesse & Joyce Northcutt

Making Disciples . . .
Developing Leaders . . .
Growing Christ's Church in I
reland

"This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His One and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. -  1 John 4:9 (NIV)

Merry Christmas from Ireland! 

We trust that this greeting finds you well and enjoying a Christmas celebration different than most other years we have experienced. In some respects, I think Christmas is more special this year, after all the events we have lived through during 2020. For those of us whose hope and trust is in Jesus, we know that our future is secure, regardless of pandemics and problems which have plagued our world during 2020. If there is any lesson we have learned in the past year, we know more now than ever that our lives, our health and our world are very fragile. There is nowhere safer than to be in God's will as we close out 2020 and look ahead to 2021. 

We continue to have various restrictions imposed upon us here in Ireland as the government seeks to contain the spread of Covid-19. We have been asked many times, "How has the pandemic affected your ministry?" I think we can truthfully say that we have not been able to accomplish all we would have hoped during the year. However, we also have had opportunities to reach out and bless others this year in ways we would have never expected previously. We have had to spend time and energy using more online resources than ever before. There seems to be a new appreciation of what it means to enjoy person-to-person contact with others which we all sorely miss. We all look forward to the day when we can get back to some sort of normalcy. In the meantime we are grateful that God sent His One and only Son into our world which is still a message of hope for those all around us. 

Looking back we see that God has richly blessed us and our family members this year. We still have much to rejoice in over the past year. As we shared in our Thanksgiving update, the latest addition to our growing family was Jonah, born to Rebecca and our son Neil in Alkmaar, Holland on the 23rd of October. All the family is doing well there and Neil, like so many others is working well from home. At this busy time of year we hope you will enjoy some of the photos below which give more of a visual description of our year. 

We don't yet know how tightly Ireland will be restricted in the early months of 2021 but from what we hear we may be facing more restrictions until a viable vaccine is available later in the year. In the meantime we will continue to minister and invest in the people God has entrusted to us. 

This Christmas it has been a blessing for us to share some gifts and resources with folks who are separated from their families due to the pandemic and other circumstances. Thank you for helping us to serve here and minister to others who have a multitude of needs.  

As we celebrate Christmas and wrap up another calendar year we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you for standing with us faithfully during this year. Only in eternity will we see a fuller picture of how the investments we make now will bear fruit for God's eternal Kingdom.  
 

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and blessed Christmas,
 

Jesse, for Joyce too

This Month We are Grateful For -

  • The continued safety & growth of our family and our latest arrival - Jonah to Rebecca and Neil in Holland. 
  • Our church family at Swords Baptist Church, and how they have weathered this difficult. year. I (Jesse) am grateful for some training/coaching opportunities this year such as taking Johnny, our associate pastor through the Lead, Develop, Care Symposium. Hopefully we can see more leaders equipped in the New Year. 
  • A new opportunity for me (Jesse) to tutor Branimir, a Croatian believer from my men's group, in Greek as we have begun to meet weekly via Zoom. 
  • The continued progress of our granddaughters Amy and Katie in the local school here in Swords and our input into their lives during this time. 
  • Our health and well being which has improved during the past few weeks. 

This Month Please Pray For

  • Continued opportunities to share a message of hope our local neighbors and friends. 
  • Our church and the leadership as we seek to keep people together and moving forward despite limited access to each other due to continued lockdown measures. .   
  • Our daughter-in-law Sarah (Nathan's wife) who is still looking for steady employment and our son Jonny as he is starting a bookkeeping business while working on his Master's at the Irish Bible Institute. 
  • Many of those with whom we are working who have various struggles and are separated from family at this time of year. 
  • Julia, one of our close friends and disciples who will be moving back to Germany with her husband and one year old daughter in the New Year due to Covid and employment issues 

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Our Contact Information - Note New E-mail address for Jesse 
Home Address: 23 Elmwood Road, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 8402141
E-mail: jnorthcutt@gemission.com; Joycenorthcutt@gmail.com

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2020 in Pictures 

Joyce's Women's Study taken Dec. 2019 - Went Virtual in 2020! 

Nathan with Joy - visiting in January Before Lockdown! 

Enjoying a small Family BBQ - August

Amy & Katie's first Day at School - September

Julia & Hannah Loving New Brother Jonah! October
 
Natalie & Jordan's Recent Photo 

Natalie & Jordan's three - Trevor (L), Timothy (R) and Tatiana 

 

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