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O Come Let Us Adore Him

It is becoming something of a tradition for the Wilmore House Fellowships to go Carol Singing. It is not a common thing in Kentucky so it is usually a surprise blessing for those we visit. We ask the children from our house fellowships to draw pictures which we use to create a card/song sheet that we give as gift to those we visit. This year we have the footprints of one of the babies in our fellowships on the front cover.

Front cover of our carolling card

As has been our custom since we started this tradition during the pandemic, we pray about whom the Lord is inviting us to go and visit with. Often it is people who are long way from home, or who are in need of prayer. We check that people will be home and expecting us. Then we stand on the door step, give our hosts a card/song sheet as a gift, as well as a home-baked Christmas treat, and sing carols with gusto. Before we close with ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’, we pray for the families right there on the doorstep.

This year we set out into the cold December evening to walk to the first of two homes on the student village in Wilmore and found ourselves welcomed in to a warm home waiting for us with treats and hot chai tea.

By the time we reached our next stop we had requests from two more homes on the village to go and sing for them.

It was such a privilege to be bringing joy to international families who were feeling a very long way from home and to a family who have struggled with serious ill health for a long time.

And we joined Arpan and Anpa in blessing one another in Gujarati,

“To you and your households, we bring Natal ni Premi Salam” means love-filled greetings of Christmas”

Our final stop was on the other side of the town as we visited the home of Mr and Mrs Fitch. They own the local IGA store and have made it a ministry as they have been loving and serving the local community in Wilmore at great sacrifice for almost 60 years. Mrs Fitch has a stroke recently but as we knocked on the door, her family brought her to front step in her wheelchair and she joined in the singing. It was so humbling to be stood at the feet of such a huge servant hearted family, celebrating Jesus who they serve above all.

We ended our evening warming up at the Inspire House in Wilmore with hot chocolate, warm apple cider and a feast of food, as well as more carol singing!

Back page of our carolling card
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