Merry Christmas! And so long, 2016! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! I was blessed with a few days off to celebrate with my roommate and extended family.
I can’t believe that 2016 has come and gone already! It has been an incredible year in CT. This year, we:
– Launched 18 new workers to share the love of God with college students in Asia. Eleven of these young adults are from the U.S. and seven are from Mexico.
– Graduated 7 disc!ples who all have a desire to be involved in ministry. These “Dandelion seeds” are bringing the Gospel to some of the least-reached minority people groups in the world.
– Saw many of our disciples get involved in discipling new believers! This is a critical step towards seeing our churches grow and thrive without the influence of foreign workers.
– Celebrated CT’s 10th anniversary, both in the U.S. and Asia!
In my work, specifically, it’s been a whirlwind of a year as well! In the past 12 months, I:
– Completed CT’s year-long internship to prepare workers for long-term ministry.
– Took the helm of CT’s finances – from our organizational accounting/bookkeeping, to overseeing the finances and accounting for our short-term workers and three city locations.
– Replaced CT’s accounting software and helped streamline many aspects of our accounting systems. This gives many of our workers more valuable time to share the Good News, minister to our churches, and train up new workers.
– Traveled to Asia for two weeks to connect with our churches and teams, and to celebrate our 10-year anniversary.
– Started training to take over the role of CT’s event planner. My fearless leader, Summer, has started teaching me the ins and outs of organizing facilities, budgets, schedules, activities, and speakers for our three annual training and retreat events for our new workers.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support for me and the whole CT family this past year. None of these things would have been possible without your partnership in the Gospel!
In 2017, it’s my prayer is that we’ll see more Asian college students come to know Christ than ever before, see our disciples launch new churches (independent of us), and see the young adults we launch to Asia be called by God to work long-term in this nation.