FAITHFUL INTO THE FUTURE
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past! See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19).
Happy New Year!
Our son has a birthday in January and as much as he loves the celebration, he’s not a fan of the time of year. It can be depressing. It’s dark and cold (very rainy here in the Pacific Northwest), New Year’s resolutions are already being broken, and bills from Christmas shopping are piling up.
However, this is stress from a worldly perspective!
Despite stresses, we can always wake up each morning and say “Good morning Holy Spirit!” It’s a new day and there’s joy and hope in every day – and every New Year – because of Jesus!
We are blessed to view life and a New Year with the knowledge that we are children and heirs of the King. We have GRACE (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense), giving us peace that surpasses all understanding.
I want to share a few verses from the Bible to help us frame the coming year from a positive, hopeful, and God-focused perspective:
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done” (1 Chronicles 16:8).
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him” (Lamentations 3:22-24).
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As we begin a New Year, thank God with me for His faithfulness in the past as well as His fresh hope in the future. God is making a way through this fallen world and He has amazing plans in store for each of us!
Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving by praying for the reports below. Also, you’re invited to join us on January 29 as we come together for unified prayer! See details below.
With bright hopes for tomorrow,
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
PRAYER & PRAISE
Pray for continued and complete healing of Luis’ lung cancer.
Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released in April and that it will inspire churches to make evangelism a priority.
Pray for the festival in West Africa next month, and the many other evangelistic opportunities in 2019.
Pray over the movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; and New England.
Praise God for His healing power on Luis, allowing him to continue sharing the Good News!
Praise God with us for the 36.9 million people reached with the Good News in 2018! See more about what God accomplished through this ministry in 2018 at www.palau.org/goodnews.
Please open and pray for the people and events represented:
Africa | “Love Côte d’Ivoire” underway for February 2019 | Report
Asia | Potential trip to China, Spring 2019 | Report
North America | Multiple evangelistic opportunities | Report
Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report
Latin America | NGA events throughout Latin America | Report
Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report
JOIN US ON JANUARY 29
Let’s begin the New Year in unified prayer. Please join us as we pray for Luis, the Palau team, and on behalf of people all around the world that need hope. Our one-hour national quarterly conference call is Tuesday, January 29 at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time., 2 p.m. Mountain Time, 3 p.m. Central Time, and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt.
If you are calling from a phone with a "mute" button, please mute your phone when you are not audibly participating to avoid any background noise or distractions.