I am using this New Testament greeting, so seldom used today, as it expresses my deepest, heartfelt emotions as I think of you at the start of this New Year. I deeply treasure your friendship, prayers and all you do for us!
As you know, 2015 was very good for our ministry, we saw good progress in many areas, thousands of new people were connected, picked up through various on-line courses, hundreds have completed them, hundreds joined various small groups, etc.
As I was struggling hard in the last days of 2015, considering the best way forward for increasing the spread and impact of out outreach, I must confess the only idea that seemed practical and desirable was doing more of everything we have done thus far. I was eagerly praying for God’s solution. I felt I had exhausted all my own ideas. I was studying the scriptures and reading a number of books and it came to me like a bolt of lightning – 2016 for me should be a year of prayer.
I must get much deeper, personal rooting in Jesus, be a better disciple, live in His Kingdom. Then His thoughts and ideas will flow through me and there is definitely no limit then! Now I am so excited to look forward to what He will do in 2016, using our small team. WOW! Thank you, Jesus! There are, of course, many more creative people around me who are putting their hearts and energies into the ministry. Not to say I will stop traveling and being involved in number of activities, but simply changing my personal focus.
At Christmas time our team prepared a special campaign in four stages, “unpack the present” – pointing out, that the real Christmas present was Jesus, given to the World. Over 6.000 people viewed it, and the good thing was – they were notchurchedpeople. Many professed their desire to start a relationship with Jesus and enrolled in a special 3 day course.
On “Three Kings” day (a holiday in Poland) we had a great Outback reunion with some 150 volunteers/guests of from six previous family weekends.
Outback is an amazing program, we have so many candidates for 2016 that we had to add a third weekend this year to help those in need. Testimonials given of how Jesus has transformed humanly impossible situations into thriving, loving families bring tears to your eyes.
One of the biggest projects we plan in 2016 is our involvement with World Youth Days to be held in Krakow, Poland in July, organized by the Catholic Church.
We have been invited by some of their leadership to help to use this opportunity for introducing people to the possibility of a personal relationship with Jesus. We are prayerfully preparing a number of on-line tools for this one-off event that will attract over 2 million people.
Well, Friend, my family is doing well. We spent some quality time together, which doesn’t happen as often as I would like. But life goes forward and we are thankful for every day.
God is at work and what He is doing is marvelous in our eyes. Thank you for staying with us, encouraging and praying. Your support and prayers make a major difference!
Henryk and team.
Progress on December prayer requests
January prayer requests