It seems like there aren’t many who will be sad to see 2020 go. With the entire world still reeling from the global pandemic, people are desperate for something to look forward to, wondering how things could possibly get worse.
As you know, we’ve had our share of struggles this year. First from the coronavirus, which wreaked havoc on our ability to have Bible studies, English clubs, Football nights or any other events at the BigHouse, our ability to travel home or to have friends and family visit us, and our ability to visit any of the kids in the homes we serve. We’ve also been dealing with medical things – Natalie’s ongoing battle with Multiple Connective Tissue Disease (the monster of all autoimmune disorders), raising a teen with behavioral issues related to early-childhood trauma, and my issues with complications from diabetes in my eyes. On top of all of the turmoil from politics around the world, natural disasters and other things, it’s easy to imagine that things couldn’t be any worse. And yet…
“God is not dead, nor does he sleep.”
These are the words penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow over 150 years ago. At the time, he had experienced tremendous personal loss, and the world that he knew was still being ravaged by war and death. I’ll copy his words below, but if you don’t know the story behind them, you should check it out here.
We hope that, in the midst of the past crazy year, you have been able to see God’s hand. To feel his presence. To know that He sits on his throne, and nothing can remove him from it. And to know that, as long as he is still in charge, our mission does not change: point people toward him. Make disciples. Proclaim his name.
Thank you, from the deepest part of our hearts, for your continuous prayer and support for us and our ministry.