Christmas Greetings from Dave & Kim Hane in Singapore

Dear Friends and Family,Warm greetings from the island nation of Singapore!  We trust you are having a blessed Advent season.  Although December is our coldest month of the year, our average temperature is still a humid 79 degrees!  But we love celebrating the season as Christmas gives us many opportunities to connect with friends and neighbors from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.  

We hope you enjoy this brief update on our lives and ministry from the last few months.   We are very grateful for your interest, prayers, and support!
Joyfully on the Journey,
– Dave and Kim

Our son Jonathan and Tabitha were married this past May in a beautiful wedding in the US. They returned to Singapore in July where Tabitha has been studying to take the Singapore bar exam. By the time you read this, she will be nearly finished with the eight days of testing.  Jonathan has continued to serve as a media-instructor and free-lance photo journalist for several NGOs.  Every year he has the privilege of working with The Freedom Story in Thailand.  The photos that he captures help document their amazing work in the fight against human trafficking through education and prevention. Tabitha joined him this year for his Thailand trip and they made a great team. Check out his post!   
Joy and Kyle are finishing up their semesters of university study and will be flying to Singapore with precious 3 year old Asher next week. We are so looking forward to seeing them and all being together
to celebrate this Christmas. 

On November 24, we celebrated God’s goodness with an international meal and a time of singing, sharing, and giving thanks.  Joining us were friends from the Philippines, China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Malaysia and the US.  Although we were from multiple countries and from various religious backgrounds, each person had the opportunity to express thankfulness to God. 
To celebrate 100 years of Global Nazarene Youth International (NYI), this organization is sharing 100 different highlights about the NYI Ministry in the Asia-Pacific Region. As the first regional coordinator for NYI on the Asia-Pacific Region (32 years ago… ) Dave was recently asked to share greetings. Here is
the link. 

Three years ago, our national church leaders in Papua New Guinea identified four provinces with a total of nearly 1,000,000 people that had very few churches.  These leaders decided to send their own PNG national missionaries to these areas to make disciples and start churches.   Our House of Bread church here in Singapore has had the privilege of helping to support this endeavor over the last two years.  Since there are no schools in some of the remote areas, a recent update showed how the missionaries are facilitating the construction of a school building to meet a very urgent need in one of the rural areas.  These skilled craftsmen can construct the entire building with only a mental blueprint of the finished product! Join us in praying for the church planting efforts in these pioneer areas. 
These ladies from one of the new pioneer areas in Papua New Guinea were among the 3,000 women who gathered recently for the 14th National Women’s Convention . Some participants walked for four days to the nearest highway to board public transportation to the convention center in Lae. 
Is God calling you to serve cross-culturally?  Pioneering in Siem Reap?   Coordinating Education Technology in Manila?  Doing Physical Therapy in Tonga?  Teaching students in Kudjip, Singapore, or Bangkok? Doing school finance in Chiangmai?  We would love to explore possibilities with you.   You can find these and many more urgent needs on the Opportunities web site.   Or just send us a email and we can get the conversation started!
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