Canavan Family to NYC

Dear praying friends,

Merry Christmas! What a joyous season this has been as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! This has been one of the busiest months for our church plant, but we have really enjoyed this exciting time at Living Hope. Amber led a kids program for the last several Saturdays leading up to this week, when they had their performance. She, along with the other moms, spent time each Saturday teaching the kids about Christmas, helping them learn a couple of Christmas carols, and doing some fun crafts with the kids as they learned about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus. We had one family from the community join our four young families with small children. Side note here, Amber has struggled with using the laundry mat each week, but God allowed her to meet this family at the laundry mat as she invited their daughter to participate in this children’s program. It was a God-thing for Amber, as He takes something that is a challenge and gives a

blessing through it. Saturday, the kids had their program, and we had a packed out house, even had to pull out extra chairs! Praise the Lord for another young family with two little kids who came to church on Sunday because of this children’s Christmas outreach! God is blessing our kids ministry, and we are praying God will give us the space to have their own class on Sundays in the new year.

We have had some people come help us pass out Christmas tracts and invitations to church this month, and we are so appreciative of the the thousands of Gospel literature that have been distributed! We are thankful we can be a light in Pelham Bay, and praise the Lord for this opportunity to serve Him. As we wrap up this year, we are approaching our one year anniversary for Living Hope Baptist Church. We are having our next baptismal service on January 1st to ring in the new year! The excitement of new Christians is contagious, and it has been a blessing to see people wanting to grow in their walk with the Lord.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support for our ministry. We are humbled to be your representatives here in NYC. We are praying the Lord blesses you in this New Year!


  • Growth for new believers
  • Upcoming baptism service, some still needing to make the decision to take this next step
  • Evangelism outreach


  • Two men completed discipleship New Families visiting

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