It has been a busy fall. Summer might belong past us, but we are still in the deep-end of the pool.
We have been blessed with many calls and emails conveying your support and encouragement for our ministry and for the harvest work that our Evangelists are in the midst of. As I write this letter, it follows many conversations with our staff, who have shared with me the new plans and the fresh vision that they have for ministry. I am grateful that I am not the only one experiencing new joys and challenges.
For everything, there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born…a time to heal…a time to build up…a time to laugh…a time to dance. (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-4)
This familiar passage has been resonating in my mind this fall. Perhaps it is because I am preparing for the end of my season in leadership with this ministry and preparing for the next season and adventure. With a new leader, a new season for this ministry will begin. We remain committed to our task of sharing Christ in communities across our country.
I am grateful for each of you, who have taken time to pray for us. I know many of you join us each morning in prayer across the country. And many of you have given sacrificially to help support this ministry. As we prepare for a new year, I am praying that we will all be equipped and prepared for this season. I would be grateful for you to join us in praying for financial blessings and resources to release our evangelists, to work with our churches, to lead our children and families to know the Love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your partnership. Together, we are seeing the transformation in our communities.
Shawn C. Branch
National Director/Mission Leader