November 22, 2017
Christine and I, want to express our deep appreciation for you. Your love, support, and prayers make all the difference in our effective ministry and encouragement as your chaplain-missionaries to the Missouri legislature.
Tomorrow, we all celebrate thanksgiving. One of my favorite holidays. So much to be thankful for, and to praise our heavenly Father, from where all good gifts come.
Perhaps, some of you are dealing with pain and discouragement this year; and, being thankful will not flow off your tongue with ease, if that is your situation, I want you to encourage you - the Lord is with you and loves you with an unconditional love. While your circumstances might be confusing, rest assured, He is with you, and you can trust Him. For that, we are thankful.
“We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers… (1 Thess. 1:2). “…I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." (Phil 1:3-5)
Happy Thanksgiving from the Battaglia Family!
John, Christine, Alaina, Brent and Justin