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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Before I sign out for the holidays to spend time with family, I want to announce the winner of my Christmas giveaway. Congratulations to Margo from my newsletter list! I'll be contacting you this week.

Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to stop by my blog and share what you were looking forward to this Christmas. I really enjoyed reading through your comments and hearing what you had to share.

On another note, be sure and come back after the New Year as I will be hosting several giveaways in the coming weeks that will include copies of both Blood Covenant, book two in my Mission Hope series, as well as my upcoming historical An Ocean Away which is set in both Northern Rhodesia (Africa) and New York in the early 1920s.

For another chance to win a copy of Blood Ransom be sure and stop by Carman's Continuous Delights blogspot on Wednesday. She's currently running an end of the year celebration and is chatting with a number of authors with some great giveaways. Don't miss it!





If you're looking for some great fiction bargains, check out my website later this month. I'm almost done updating the site, and it will include a way to purchase signed copies of some of my older books at great prices.


Lastly, as a reminder of what truly matters this season, I'd like to share a couple poems written by my daughter.

Merry Christmas all!

Lisa


THE ONE

On this day
The Christ is born
The Son of God
The Son, the Lamb
Mary gave birth to Thee,
One we've waited for eternity.
Mary, Mary, had Thy Son
Of our God
The mighty one
Thank you, God.
Thank you, God.
For this wonderful sacrifice of love.



THE REASON WHY

One by one the wise men came
Down to the city of Bethlehem.
They brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh
For Mary and Joseph,
For their new baby Jesus.

We don't celebrate Christmas
Simply for presents.
We celebrate Christmas
Because Jesus was born like you.
And the difference was,
He was without sin.
He was God,
Outside and in.

Mariah, December 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Giveaway!


With the Christmas season upon us, I'm so looking forward to spending this holiday with family for the first time in many years. It's a huge blessing for our family to hang out with cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents so we can nurture those relationships.

Every Christmas, I love giving away something from the Heart of Africa as a small thank you to my readers. This giveaway will
include four signed copies of my books plus tea and chocolate from Africa. Everyone signed up for my Yahoo newsletter will be automatically entered into the December 21st drawing so if you haven't already done so, be sure and sign up. Plus, if you leave a comment on this blog post, I'll enter you into the hat as well. Leave a way for me to contact you and let me know what you're looking forward to for Christmas this year.

The bottom line is that you can double your chances of winning by leaving a comment here and signing up for my newsletter. (The winner’s mailing address is limited to the U.S.)

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Lisa Harris


This contest is limited to US residents and void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mozambique Update

Untitled from Lisa Harris on Vimeo.



While our time in the States has been a blessing, we miss deeply our teammates and the Christians back home. Even without our presence, though, God continues to move among the people, and we praise Him for continuing to transform lives.

We recently received an update from Luis and Fernanda about baptisms in three different villages. Please pray for these new Christians!

Be blessed,

Lisa

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Four Christmases-Four Countries


Christmas in Brazil (2007)

Time is flying by and our furlough schedule is busier than ever. This weekend we enjoyed a reunion with a wonderful group of friends, all who have been to Mozambique as a part of a different mission teams to help with our work. It was such an encouragement to share updates on people they had connected with, hear their dreams for serving God, and to just enjoy being together.

On Sunday, we participated in Sugar Creek's Mission Day. They've recently posted a powerful video that asks the questions, "What's Your Mission." We were so encouraged to see what Sugar Creek is doing not just in Mozambique, but in other parts of the world and right here in Houston. We are so thankful to be a part of their vision.

This will be the first Christmas we've spent in the States in seven years, and it's such a blessing to be with family and friends over the holidays. We recently put up a Christmas tree, and I was struck by the fact that we've celebrated the past four Christmases (including this year) in four different countries. I took a quick peek in my photo album and pulled out a few photos from our international Christmases in Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa, and this year, the US.

This year, I'm looking forward to time with family, drives through decorated neighborhoods, and the reminder of a God who "so loved the world that He gave His one and only son."

What about you? What are you looking forward to this year?

Be blessed,

Lisa


Christmas in Mozambique (2008)



Christmas in South Africa (2009)



Christmas in the US (2010)