I pray that this letter finds you with a joyful heart living with hopeful expectation of your future in God. This past year as a ministry we have once again witnessed firsthand God's goodness and favor as we have endeavored to follow the voice of the Holy Spirit. It is through your partnership that we have ministered in 22 states and eight nations and hosted six events. Each week hundreds of people have been transformed through hearing the word of the Lord, received healing in their bodies, and experienced life-changing encounters.
I am so very thankful for all that God has given to us, but I am also mindful that God continues to expand the vision of this ministry. I am prayerfully considering how to advance our God-given vision in media, curriculum (encounter school), and how to sustain the message God has given us around the world. I believe that 2019 is a year of rapid expansion for this ministry. I ask that you join your faith with ours that God will continue to grant us the spirit of wisdom and revelation as we endeavor to trust and follow the Holy Spirit's guidance.
This month around the world believers celebrate the birth of our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ! Over the last number of years as I have read the account of the birth of Jesus, I have gained increasing admiration for both Mary and Joseph who were given the monumental assignment of being parents to the Son of God. This month as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I want to look at characteristics displayed in the life of Mary and Joseph that we would do well to apply to our lives as believers today.