Firstly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! What a year this has been! It is wild to even think that the turning over into 2021 has finally come and the new road is set before us. Even though a lot of the same challenges and trials carry into the new year, all of the things that made us grow and rooted stronger in the Lord are the things we need to bring with us.
When I look back on 2020, I see what was the best year of my life and the hardest year of my life. I’m sure I’m the only person to make that statement and feel that sentiment.
I grew closer with the Lord in a way that is indescribable and it continues on even now. I got to go to New Zealand and have the time of my life seeing new places and meeting the greatest people I know. I got to go on staff at my church in media to further the Kingdom in a time where technology became an essential for the operation of the body of Christ. Now, who knows what He has in store!
Though the Lord has given me these amazing gifts, there was a lot of difficult stuff that transpired.
I got ripped from New Zealand suddenly as well as my dear friends that I became so close to. Dealing with isolation and loneliness after returning home and realizing the value of community. Not knowing what the future holds in a world where everything in unknown. Even getting covid.
But despite all of the challenges, God has remained true. He has kept every promise and He will continue to keep His words. He’s sparked my heart with such excitement for what’s to come and for His coming at the End of the Age. I’ve grown so much and into a better man than who I was at the beginning of 2020. I’ve come out refined.
I pray that 2021 is a year of dynamic deliverance. To take what we experienced and use it to become stronger. Stronger mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. We’re the ones who are to bring strength, so let’s be strong!
I hope your Christmas and New Year was filled with joy, mine was certainly great! The best is yet to come!
If you’d like to support me in any way, I have a giving link below as well as some prayer requests. Much love!
Prayer Requests: New Zealand | I’m still all lined up to head back to YWAM Queenstown once borders open, just prayer that God provides for the both myself and for the base to facilitate both now and in the future.
What’s ahead | With New Zealand still being closed I want to be take this time see if there’s a place not only in Florida, but maybe in other places too where He wants to utilize me. Whether that be at a YWAM base or a ministry of sorts. So prayer for guidance and discernment on that would be great!
Answered Prayers: Finances | God has brought some amazing people into my life who have wanted to support me even while being in Florida and staffing at the church, so that’s super cool!
Revelation | As this newsletter has obviously shown, the Lord has been giving me a lot!
Family for Holidays | There was a desire in my heart to have my Uncle down for Christmas and thank God, he was able to make it down to Florida and spend the holiday with us!
2021 | It’s here and the best is yet to come!
Music To Check Out:
Kingdom of God - Jon Guerra
Gloria Gloria - EP - Jess Ray & Langdon
You Hold It All Together - Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM
Summer/Spring Lofi Compilation - Lord’s Child
I’d Pick You - Praytell