A Basque Christmas story celebrating Advent.
Joseph, a young orphan, discovers that abundance is created when you risk sharing what little you have with others. Based on the biblical story of the loaves and fishes, Joseph experiences a miracle beyond his wildest dreams at the end of the day.
About the Author
Rolland (Rolly) Loomis grew up in a home where the dignity of all persons was valued. His parents and grandparents were role models for him in the biblical virtues of respect and compassion for everyone.
Rolland has been in ministry for over twenty years, acting as a leader in his church in the development of media for worship and leadership training. Much of his work involved working with youth, recognizing their gifts and graces and empowering them to serve their churches and communities. He has been a pastor in local churches and a missionary with the United Methodist Church. He has worked along the Mexican/U.S. border and has served in several African Countries. His life’s work includes telling the stories of people who are struggling and suffering, and that it is God’s utmost desire for we humans to be serving each other.
Rolland Loomis is one of the Pastors at First United Methodist Church, Tucson, Arizona, which shares space with a United Methodist Korean Fellowship.
About the Illustrator
Mary Jane Lyon has been painting for seventy years. For the first four years of her life, she lived with a grandmother who thought that every mark she made on a piece of paper was a masterpiece. In early elementary school, art was her only area of peer acceptance. Fast forward past twenty-three years of teaching elementary school and eleven years serving as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and she came full circle, teaching adults and children watercolor, pastels, charcoal and acrylics. She has taught at Pima Community College and is a member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, Paper Works, and Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona.