Merry Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas!

Like the Wise Men in Matthew 2, we have been diligent in seeking our Savior and His direction this past year. And, like the Wise Men, we have had some jubilant encounters and a couple detours and pivots in our quest to walk out his perfect will for our lives.

But God … He is so faithful.

Our speaking ministry is flourishing; we traveled coast to coast speaking to thousands and thousands and thousands of (mostly) women. There were breakthroughs, salvations, and revelations.

 

 

We were featured on two Focus on the Family broadcasts, and the live presentation we did at the FotF Chapel in Colorado Springs last July will be aired the spring of 2024.

 

 

We love partnering with God to do this speaker’s life.

Last year, I started coaching other women to do what I do as a speaker, using a program Dave and I created called Christian Speakers Boot Camp.

What started as a side hustle in 2022 to multiply the messengers with the Gospel of Jesus, has grown into a full-blown ministry of its own. Over 100 women have been trained and activated to speak the name of Jesus, tell their story and teach the Bible already this year.

Yeah God!

Dave and I are showing some signs of wear and tear, but overall, very healthy and holding up well … for our age. Still really enjoying each other and the work we do together.

Dave has been fishing as much and as often as possible.

 

 

Jake sold his Grand Rapids home and moved to a more rural area with acreage and outbuildings for all his motorcycles and projects. Of course, his biggest news is getting engaged to Willemijn Veldhuijzen.

 

 

As we close out this year, we pray you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We pray the LORD meets you where you are and showers you with His pleasure and favor.

Love,

Dave and Robyn

26 Comments

  1. Becky on December 24, 2023 at 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas and may God to continue to bless you in the coming year.

  2. Lyse Edwards on December 24, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Merry Christmas Robyn and Dave
    All the best to you and your family. Thank you for doing the work that you do for God . Lyse

  3. Jan Starkey on December 24, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hopefully in 2024 you will speak somewhere close to Sedona or Phoenix Arizona. I thoroughly enjoy getting your emails. I remember you speaking years ago in Sedona, AZ and you were so positive. I bought your book for my daughters who enjoyed reading your story.

  4. Lori Mroczek on December 24, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I am healing from foot surgery and back to work. God is so good!!! Enjoy time with family. We are having our 12 grandchildren and three great grandkids here on last day of year!! Have a great new year!!! Your friend Lori Mroczek

  5. Vangie Berger on December 24, 2023 at 7:43 am

    May 2024 be as prosperous in the work of the Lord as you continue to spread the good mews of Jesus!!
    God is truly our sustainer, healer, comforter and our coming King!
    Congrats to Jake!
    May this advent season be a wonderful time of rejuvenating love and rest and good will toward all you touch!!
    Love, Vangie

  6. Vilborg Zielke on December 24, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Merry Christmas and wonderful blessedfilled adventures in the New Year to you, Dave and the family ?????
    I met you at Winning Women and was so inspired by your story, your fun loving spirit and your passion for teaching and leading women.
    I am still in my season of restoration and preparation but I know one day the marching orders will come, meanwhile He is using me in my community and at work , where i counsel, prepare and help seniors through cataract surgery.
    I am the viking ? currently preparing to go to Iceland Tuesday, God willing since they have a volcano eruption near the airport. Nothing like that to show a control freak that she don’t run nothing.

    Praying the holidays will leave you joyful and refreshed and in the famous words of Paul; may grace and peace be with you in the New Year.
    ???
    Villie

    • Robyn Dykstra on December 24, 2023 at 9:18 pm

      Hello, my front row friend. Safe travels and many blessings to you as you continue to trust and follow the LORD.

  7. Gail Soukup on December 24, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have been so blessed by your teachings this year …I will be praying for you as you continue to share Jesus !

  8. Carol Kerry on December 24, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Thank you for the pictures of you and Dave. I love seeing them. I’m glad your tutoring is going well. I realize tutoring isn’t the correct word, but I pray you know what I mean with your messengers classes. Sorry the words aren’t coming out right. But, I am happy for you and Dave in your latest endeavor. M
    Merry Christmas and I pray I get to attend another of your speaking engagements.
    Carol Kerry

  9. Carol Kerry on December 24, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Are you ever in the area of Flint, Michigan? We have a huge church here called Central Church of the Nazarene where I think you could get enough people to come to make it worth your time to come here. I attend Flushing community church of the Nazarene and I think between the two churches we could make it worth your while to look into it. You have my email but please contact me at my text at 810-XXX-XXXX.

  10. Sue Mical on December 24, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Merry Christmas, Robyn and Dave.! It is wonderful to see the work that you were doing for our Lord. If you are ever in the Sandwich, Illinois area, please check out Harvest Chapel. We are a rural community, and I believe the congregation would love to have you as a speaker. God bless you and yours in 2024.

    • Robyn Dykstra on December 24, 2023 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Sue,
      It doesn’t look like Harvest Chapel has women’s events. 🙁

  11. Cara Marshall on December 24, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you so much for your emails…theyare very uplifting and encourage me.
    Sincerely,
    Cara Marshall

  12. Dyann Shepard on December 24, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Merry Christmas Robyn and Dave. May God continue His mighty work in you and through you. Love, Dyann

  13. Eve-Anne on December 24, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Merry Christmas Robyn! May the new year 2024 be your very best year. In His love, Eve-Anne Wall

  14. Eve-Anne Wall on December 24, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Merry Christmas! May this year be filled with joy, love and happiness??

  15. Julie Powell on December 24, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Merry Christmas… God’s blessing on y’all this new year! I pray that you have wonderful events and you ministry continues to flourish!
    God Bless y’all! Real good!!
    With hugs!
    Julie

  16. Sharon Card on December 24, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Merry Christmas ???

  17. Susan Ledebur on December 24, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Dear Robyn and Dave,
    So good to hear from you. Congratulations to Jake and your family. Glad to hear of the success of Boot Camp.
    Fishing is always good. God bless all of you and the work you do for the Lord.

    • Robyn Dykstra on December 24, 2023 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Susan, Great to hear from you. Hope you and your family are well, too.

  18. Kathleen Armdt on December 24, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    You are so real…..
    Grateful for enlightening the path with Jesus.

  19. Ruth E. Rottier on December 25, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Merry Christmas Robyn and Dave.
    So happy to hear the Lord has been faithful to you in 2023. It’s my prayer He will continue to bless you both in 2024. I am so blessed too.
    Thanks for your weekly blogs. I look forward to them every Sunday morning.

  20. Lorie Zoellick on December 25, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on your new daughter ? as a mother of sons myself, I am thrilled for you and Dave and the adventure you’re about to begin ??
    Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2024!
    In Christ,

    Lorie Zoellick

  21. Jean Dawson on December 26, 2023 at 12:33 am

    Merry Christmas ?? & a very Happy New Year, 2024!! May God’s blessings continue to flow over you & Dave on your journey for Jesus!! Thank you for your email. So great hearing from you!????

  22. Sheila king on December 26, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Merry Christmas and may you have a Joy filled new year ahead with many blessings!!
    I love hearing about all your doing to spread Gods love and forgiveness!
    Congratulations on the engagement of your son!
    In Jesus name,
    Sheila

  23. Susan D. Fennig on December 27, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Merry Christmas and may God bless you in the New Year!

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