Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Closing Thoughts for 2015

Proverbs 16:9 says, “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”  For all the plans we had starting off the year, the Lord had others.  We were not anticipating Tammy’s open heart surgery.  Nor were we expecting a long delay in getting the rights to the software needed for Troy's ministry (but we are getting close).  This has been a year of waiting, thinking, planning, praying and seeking the Lord.

Tammy has had her aortic valve replaced successfully, and she continues to get healthier and stronger each month.  What a blessing that we have the stress of anticipating that big surgery behind us!  Tammy’s kids Bible Club has been going strong since the start of the school year.  We continue to see God’s hand in using it to grow and spiritually develop these kids.

Troy has connected with dozens of ministry leaders looking to help their missionaries be more effective while they raise support to fund their ministry.  We’ve been able to help many ministries fully integrate with Troy’s software, including Converge Worldwide, Lutheran Bible Translators and Ratio Christi.  This represents more than 200 church planters, Christian apologists, and Bible translators who are now better equipped in the administrative side of ministry, so they can be more focused on their calling.

The Lord has given us a great sense of clarity on our marching orders in 2016, and we are seriously looking forward on implementing these ideas!  Our heart continues to be captured with making the most of the gifts God has given us so that we can help flood the nations with Great Commission workers who are spiritually healthy, vision driven and fully funded!