Have you made plans for 2014, yet? Perhaps some of you are making “resolutions.” (You know who you are!) Maybe some of you are making “growth plans.” (I made one of my own this year.) Some of you are probably just hoping things turn out a little bit better than last year. Like many of you, Cheryl and I are making plans for 2014.
This year is going to be life-changing for us. We have already arrived in the Yakima Valley and have settled into an amazing home in Moxee. We’ve celebrated the holidays with our friends and families. The girls are getting ready to start new schools. Cheryl and I are learning to get around our new community and finding the cheapest place to get gas (loving Costco!).
We’re also excited to begin training disciples to share their faith and their lives with their families and neighbors. We’re excited to start and multiply community groups throughout the Yakima Valley, beginning in Moxee. We’re excited to begin gathering for worship. We’re excited to discover ways we can bless the community in which we live. We’re excited to plan events and activities that will bring the people of our community together. In short, we’re excited to see God transform lives, families and communities with the Good News of Jesus.
God has certainly called us to this work, but we know we can’t do it on our own. It takes partners like you who will pray for us, go with us, give to support us, and advocate for us. We have been so encouraged by the many, many people who have already showed their support as partners. Now we want to hear from you.
As we make our plans for 2014, we need to hear from you. So much of what we are able to do in 2014 will depend on the support we receive from partners like you. Will you take a moment to respond to us and let us know in what way you intend to partner with us?
We covet your prayers and are so very grateful for the opportunity to work with you for the sake of the Good News of Jesus. May God richly bless you as you serve Him.