I gave up New Year’s resolutions many years ago because, well, I think you know why! But I do find myself each year-end pondering the year-past and thinking about what lies ahead in the new year, as I am sure you do.
Today, as I look back I see what an amazing year 2013 was for Star of Hope, with rich blessings from our Lord in every area of our ministry together. We saw God accomplish so much at Star of Hope through your support:
- Decisions to follow Christ are at amazing levels.
- Many found freedom from addictions of every kind.
- Families are reconciled and reunited.
- Head-of-households achieved independent living.
- Adults completing our programs are now employed full-time.
Now that is so much more than New Year’s resolutions. That is true life change! I am grateful for your partnership and look forward to sharing more of these results with you in the upcoming weeks and months.
As we look ahead to all of the opportunities and needs we will face as a Mission in 2014, I am reminded of Philippians 4:6-7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” God will faithfully provide all the resources required to meet the escalating needs of men, women and families in crisis in our community.
Once again, thank you for an amazing 2013. May His blessings abound in and through you in the year to come!