Kicking off a New Year
I want to reflect on the Lord’s compassion and faithfulness to start our update.
Knowing that every morning His compassion is new gives hope for each day. Hope that yesterday’s struggles
do not define our present or future and yesterday’s successes do not limit what new works God can work in
our lives today. His compassion is NEW. This fills each day with the promise of possibility and fills our heart
with promise of possibility for a new ministry and school year at PCA.
Look what the Lord has done
I fondly remember a charismatic worship song from my youth, Look What the Lord has Done. And as I recall the many joyful times I sung that song in church, it feels like such an applicable theme for the last year at PCA. God has done so much through the ministry of PCA in the students, families, and community of Palacaguina.
Another Powerfull Year
It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of yet another incredibly successful school year at PCA. Within a
week, we will have our 6th Kindergarten class graduating from our preschool program.
Committed with Purpose
To be like Jesus means that when God calls, we answer. This is truly one of the greatest acts of faith to trust and follow where God calls you to go. But what happens when the distractions and burdens of this world try to reduce the passion you once had in your calling, when you get discouraged or exhausted?
We are thankful beyond words for your partnership in this journey. Each day I think about the work we have all engaged in and to be honest, sometimes it feels overwhelming. And it is true that often the work we do can be exhausting.
Do good, bless others
“I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” – Ecclesiastes 3:12
Palacaguina Trip Report
For our update this month, I want to share with you our recent trip to Palacaguina. What an amazing, life-changing trip. We took 15 people from 4 states collectively traveling more than 18,000 miles to serve in Palacaguina, Nicaragua.
Often, we ask ourselves this question, “How can I live a life of faithfulness.” All through the New Testament
we read of how God calls us to a life of faith and being faithful, but what does that practically mean.
Angels and Angels
Thank you to those of you who live to bless and serve others in this way and specifically those who have blessed us in this way. We have had several “angels” this month and we are so grateful for those who love Jesus and show that love by ministering to and caring for the children and families touched each day by PCA.
Be still my friends. Be still and see the glory of God all around you. Every day we get to see God doing so many wonderful miracles of life all around us.
We have so much to be thankful for and to rejoice over in the Lord. The school and ministry are strong, and we are getting to make a powerful impact every day. And though it is easy to rejoice when things are going well, I was reminded today how we need to always rejoice no matter what our situation.
New Year, New Mercies
How grateful and blessed we are to begin a new ministry year in Palacaguina. This year begins our 6th to serve
and share the love of Christ through education and humanitarian aid to so many children and families.