Consider yourself warned!
Happy New Year!
I hope that in 2015 you and yours will be well and grow in your knowledge of God! Looking back over 2014, I am thankful to God for the work He has done in and through us. Here is a ministry snapshot:
– I traveled over 50,000 miles by air, road and rail;
– invested 16 weeks among ministry partners in 7 countries in which I was honored to:
* teach and preach on over 40 occasions in churches, at conferences, and on retreats;
* have 700+ regular disciple making conversations with leaders in person and via Skype.
– and was honored to participate pastorally in communions, baptisms in partner churches, and officiate the weddings of some former students!
This was possible because I had the freedom and ability to travel and serve because of God’s provision through folks like you. If you’re among those financial partners, THANK YOU! As of this writing, we are progressing well toward our end-of-year fundraising goal of $25,000. But we could use your help.
Looking ahead to 2015: I will be back among ministry partners in two weeks; here is the link to my January trip, please pray! Later in the spring, I will be ministering in Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia, South Africa and Palestine (for a cross cultural ministry study program and visiting potential partner schools). I will also possibly serve in Serbia, Bosnia and the D.R. of Congo. Looking toward the fall I hope to facilitate more conferences and retreats. These are the plans I’m working on and praying through. Please join me in prayer because I know that “many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21, ESV)
As 2014 comes to a close, I hope you will consider joining our team by making an end-of-year (or even a beginning-of-year) gift to CEO. We have two on-line giving options available by clicking here. Every gift helps! My budget for the 3 week ministry trip in January is $2085. A $7 donation will pay for a day of buses and trams in Budapest. $16 will pay for a new book about prayer that I am giving to the pastors at a retreat. Your $20 gift will pay for a bus ticket to get me to the next city. $35 will sponsor a pastor at our retreat. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please consider joining our effort.
As we finish the year I am so thankful to God for family and friends. As we move forward I am hopeful, because God is guiding us and using us as He draws each of us to a deeper knowledge of Himself, I hope this for you as well in 2015.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Please pray!