We are thankful for what God has done among us in 2018. It was over and above what we had anticipated.
The new financial procedures for greater transparency and accountability had been painful to apply the previous two years, but has now taken root. The projected deficit of about $200,000 never happened by the grace of God. We now have a surplus. And on top of that about $220,000 was raised and used for the renovation of the ZXFET worship hall. (How the GNK managed to continue its heartfelt ministry to children in cramped quarters is another amazing feat to praise God for).
We have a fresh batch of preachers after rigorous training and exposure. God has raised young adults to catch a vision for missions: Joel & Joanne and Simone attending DTS(YWAM) and Bevelyn working with Tamar. To top it all, Alvin joined the pastoral staff.
In terms of leadership training, all the pastors have gone through a study of Emotionally Healthy Leadership by Peter Scazzero, which we hope will lay new foundations for a contemplative-active leadership. We must remember that the Holy Spirit has gifted the church with this gift of prayer and we need to steward and guard it.
I eagerly watch and pray to see what God will be doing in 2019. GOD IS WITH US. BE BLESSED, BE ASSURED, BE PATIENT.