Janus was the Roman god of transitions. With his two faces he stood in the gate of time and looked with one face toward the past and one toward the future. He gave his name (according to some) to the month of January since this is the time of year we like to januflect—evaluate our past and make adjustments for the future. If you are praying for us, this is a good post to read to understand how best to pray for our ministry and family.
I’ve just sent out the Janufleciton edition of our newsletter for January, 2017. This month I start my 26th year of ministry to Slovakia and in this edition of your newsletter you can rejoice with us as we look back to an awesome 2016 and find out how to pray for a 2017 with just as much potential.
This year I’m splitting our annual januflection (looking back and looking ahead) into three parts. I’ve already looked back, so in this post I’m looking ahead to our expectations and goals for 2016. For me especially, 2016 is going to be an important year that could open doors to expand ministry potential. But let’s start with Elisabeth, who has a big year ahead, too.
This year I’m going to split our annual januflection into three posts. I’ll start off with some bullet point highlights in this post and then I’ll devote some space for each of us to share some of our plans for 2016. It won’t be possible to fit everything in there but I’ll sweep it up with more bullet points at the end with six specific ways you can pray for our ministry in 2016.
We’re more than a little late with this year’s Januflection. One reason it’s so late is that I decided to put it together into a video format. So click through as we reflect back on the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead. [Read more…]