A Special Thanks this Christmas Season


Thanks be to God for His indescribable, inexpressible gift!  2 Cor. 9:15

Dear Friends, Partners, Sisters & Brothers,

I hope this letter will stimulate thanksgiving and worship in your soul as you consider the gifts that surround you. I’ve been marveling at the precious gifts that the Lord has lavished upon me…

  • My family, the dear ones entrusted to me.
  • My senses, the ability to delight in God’s multi-faceted creation.
  • My country, a place of opportunity and freedom.
  • My work, the ability to contribute and earn.
  • My home, a place of security and comfort.
  • My church, a people to whom I belong.
  • My Bible, the book full of God’s living, transforming Words.

All are a small sampling of God’s grace, for our heavenly Father is the great Giver of gifts. “Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…” James 1:17

The Lord has also given Leadership Resources a precious gift in you! Thank you for your love and support this year…our team repeatedly says “thank you!” to the Lord for you.

All of these gifts, as sweet and marvelous as they are, pale in comparison to the greatest gift: His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ, who gave up his glory to become Bethlehem’s baby. Christ, who gave up His life to become our ransom. Christ, who gave us His Spirit as His certain presence.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. Might you delight in that Gift this Christmas!

With much love & gratitude from all of us at LRI,


Craig Parro


PS: Would you prayerfully consider a year-end gift to Leadership Resources? Thank you!

Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry: God’s Protection from Burnout.