Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As we approach the end of 2018, reflection begins. God has given us a busy and productive year. We water and plant while trusting the Lord to bring forth fruit. Yes, we have seen some visible things God has done with some sharing how God has worked through us in ministry. It is a privilege to be in the service of the Lord.
People ask if we get tired of the travel. Our answer is no. We love seeing the people God puts into our lives. This year, we have been in UT, MT, CA, AZ, WY, CO, AK, WA, OR, KS, and South Africa. That list will make you remember state abbreviations. Along with the meetings in churches, we ministered at camps, backpacking retreats, two pastor’s conferences, seminars, and various other events. We thank the Lord for putting us into the ministry.
2019 is shaping up to be another good year. We are eagerly anticipating the Lord’s direction. We still have some open dates for meetings, seminars, and Sundays. We are praying about the possibility of a trip to India and going back to South Africa. The Lord is opening more doors.
The discipleship book, “Steadfast and Stable,” continues to be used in the U.S. and other countries. There is good news that we hope to reveal in the days ahead. I am encouraged because sales are increasing as more people find the value of the study. I continue to work on the next study. It is coming together, hoping to have it edited in the next few months, and then will be sending to Journeyforth for consideration of publication. We will let you know about it as we walk through the process.
Our health is letting us know we are getting older. Along with the regular issues, we are experiencing some age related things. I have a hip that is starting to wear out. With an Aleve once in a while or a Tylenol, I have been able to manage. Jeneen is getting some allergy testing done. She has good days and some bad days. Praise the Lord, it has not kept her from travel when circumstances allow. We hope to get some answers from the testing.
Both of our moms have been doing okay for now. We are glad of that. Jeneen’s mom will turn 90 next July. Our family is very busy with life. We praise the Lord for each one, seeing them whenever we can.
Thank you for your friendship and encouragement throughout the year. May God continue to work in and through you as you walk with Him.