Mazel Tov to Ben Wertheim and Jenny Kaye on their engagement! They both work at our San Francisco headquarters. Ben is in our shipping department (some of you will know his parents, long-time missionaries Steve and Janie-sue). Ben and Jenny are planning a June wedding.

Mazel Tov to Chad and Kathleen Elliott who were wed on Dec. 17, 2005. David Brickner officiated at the ceremony. Chad is part of our Los Angeles missionary staff.

Mazel Tov to Joshua, Delphine and Ilan Turnil on the birth of their daughter/baby sister Lilya on December 26. What a great Christmas/Hanukkah present! Joshua Turnil is the director of our work in Paris, France.

With sorrow and rejoicing, we announce the home-going of one of our staff members, Debbie Sichel. Debbie worked with our Department of Mobile Evangelism from her home in Coarsegold, California. She passed unexpectedly on January 3, 2006 from a coronary embolism following a routine knee surgery. We rejoice that she is in the presence of the Lord, but she will be missed sorely by family and friends. Please keep the Sichel family in your prayers.

Likewise, please pray for Connie Pardue, the bus driver on the current Liberated Wailing Wall team. Her dad died on Saturday morning, January 7th. He too, is with the Lord.