One year ago, this very week, Jeff was undergoing multiple medical procedures in preparation for brain surgery. The days following the surgery were fraught with physical pain, frustration, and uncertainty. Yet, despite the gravity of the circumstances, there was joy, hope, and triumph. We were surrounded with your prayers, encouragement, love, and overwhelming support. We are forever grateful and words will never adequately convey our hearts.
After our commissioning in June 2011 Thessalonians 5:24 was etched on our hearts. In the midst of Jeff's health crisis, our move to Macedonia a short five months away, and nearly half of our budget to raise Thessalonians 5:24 became our mantra. "Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass." With a full recovery and after being in our new home of Macedonia for seven months, we continue to stand in awe of God's faithfulness.
Looking back at 2012, it isn't hard to see the hand of God in our lives. Strength. Comforter. Healer. Life-giver. Hope. Song. Joy. For all that 2013 will hold, we stand firm knowing that our God supplies all of our needs according to his glorious riches.
Blessings upon your New Year,
Jeff, Alicia, and Ethan