Happy New Year!
Remember during this season of “newness” and “goals”, that Jesus is the only one who truly makes us new. We can search and search for something that will finally change our circumstances in 2017…but we’ll still find ourselves weary and tired this time next year. The freedom that Jesus gives when we rest in Him is one that will sustain us, even after many years pass.
And what’s even better is that He’s not asking for discipline, consistency or work ethic. He’s already done all the work for us, all we have to do is put our faith and hope in Him. While we can fail at our new year’s resolutions (and we often do), it’s impossible to fail with Christ. Our success is not based on our abilities. It’s based on His…and He can’t fail.
Looking back, 2016 was a very special year for us with the arrival of Coop and the changes to each of our personal ministries. The Lord truly blessed us and kept us through what could have been a really hard year. He answered our prayers for friends, community, and a church body. Our prayers for new zeal to serve Him here in Guatemala were answered in ways we couldn’t have imagined. And while we were in the states this fall, the Lord answered our prayers for new financial support partners and to go into 2017 100% funded! I am so grateful that all our ministries and work here are not dependent on us. He is a great God! And we are so excited to see what He has in store for 2017.