If I were honest, I am glad 2019 is coming to a close. It has been a year of loss and heartache; of struggles and trials; of grief and suffering
But I cling to Romans 5:3-5 (NLT), which says, "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love."
I am so thankful I have not walked this year alone but I have had YOU as friends and supporters and I have had the Lord who has not left me but has encouraged me and loved me tenderly as a Father loves His children. And I stand on His Word, especially these verses, knowing He is producing qualities in me that will help me to continue to serve Him.
And in all of the challenges of 2019, I also see all of the good. The Gospel has continued to be spread and His light shining into dark places in countries I never dreamed of going to. Thank you for continuing to be there every step of the way in glorifying His name and building His kingdom!!
Enjoy some highlights of 2019 in the ministry. Thank you for your partnership. And let's bring in 2020 celebrating what the Lord has done in 2019...even the tough stuff!
With love and thanks,
THANK YOU FOR HELPING BRING HOPE AND HEALING THIS YEAR!
Would you prayerfully consider becoming a partner in 2020? There are 2 ways you may donate to Misty at Ministry Care. You can make checks payable to “Ministry Care” and send them to:
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From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
This Christmas will be different in many ways as we grieve the loss of a loved one. But, I am thankful for the sweet memories of her and that she walked with the Lord. I am also thankful to have my mom with us as she spent the last week in the hospital with double pneumonia. Though she is out, she still has a long recovery ahead so I appreciate continued prayers for her. But most of all, I am thankful for Jesus, my Savior, and Lord. Without Him, my life would look so different.
May your Christmas be filled with joy, laughter, abundant blessings, family and friends and most of all, a remembrance of what the Lord does in each of our lives. And for those of you whose Christmas may look different this year, may the Lord draw you near, offering hope, comfort, and encouragement. Merry Christmas!!
With love, Misty
Misty Bodkins has a Master's degree in clinical psychology. She has worked both stateside and internationally doing counseling, training, teaching, and research. Her passion is working with people who are in crisis.