Dear Friends,

Thinking about Christmas always leads me to reflect on all the things that happened in the past year. And this year in particular makes me thank God that I am alive and in good health. It really took me by surprise when my younger brother, José María, passed away from a stroke this spring. The day after his death, the phone rang at home and they gave us the news that my brother-in-law, Antonio, was dying in Chicago of coronavirus. And three months later, another of my wife’s brothers went into the presence of the Lord. Now do you see why I am so grateful to be writing this note?

This Christmas, I think about God's decision to send his only Son and become incarnate in our pain. God chose to do this by using a humble maiden, a carpenter, and workers who looked after their sheep. God used those who have less, those with a pure heart, and those who were willing to submit to His Will. Definitely, in the Manger event, there is no room for the prosperity gospel.

As I write this greeting, I also have great pain in my heart for my people in Honduras who suffered in November from two powerful hurricanes – just ten days apart! La Lima, the city where I grew up, is in ruins because it was under water for more than 24 days.

This Christmas, I will join the victims of the flood, the dispossessed, those mourning the loss of dear family members through the coronavirus, the unemployed, the marginalized, and the orphans and single mothers of La Lima who lost everything.

Dear reader, I encourage you to join with the vast host of angels – the armies of heaven – and let us sing together: “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” (Luke 2:14, NLT).

Your friend and servant,
Ernesto Pinto

Greeting from Marina

In our Ministry, even in the midst of the crisis, we were able to continue sharing the message of hope through radio and television. God allowed us to make use of technology, as we have not been able to travel. He blessed with new ways and resources to continue sharing about His love and hope. Many people accepted Christ and others were reconciled with Him.

My wish for you this Christmas is that – in the quiet and solitude in which you find yourself – you can praise and thank God for sending us his only Son to come and be born to give us Salvation. Let us never forget that this is the sole reason for the celebration.

And my wish for the New Year is that we would all be faithful to the one who called us into his wonderful kingdom.
Merry Christmas,
Marina Pinto
As we approach the end of 2020, we express our
heartfelt gratitude to you for faithfully praying and supporting
our Spanish Media ministry. Our staff wishes you Joy, Hope, Peace and Love this Christmas!
Let’s pray for each other in the midst of this pandemic that God would help us to receive the true gift of Christmas: the confidence and joy that Jesus is “Immanuel, God with us”.