We have had an incredible year of ministry opportunities and people coming to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. A win or a victory for us is seeing students accept Christ, believe Christ, and continually connect and be convicted by Christ. Without this we would lack in vision, direction, and celebration. We continue to be passionate about what we are doing and feel God’s call in this missional endeavor.
While we have had a productive year, I’d like to share some of dreams that we have for 2016. We are never ones to simply just rest on past efforts and success stories as we strive for continued excellence in the ministry. Let me share some of our intentions as we look ahead and seek out God’s will and direction for this ministry:
• My wife, Marie, and I will be traveling to Nicaragua early next year as part of our ministry partnership with Compassion International. In a year and a half, we have seen over 80 children rescued out of poverty in Jesus’ name. We will be witnessing the firsthand efforts of Compassion and meeting children who are in their ministry program.
• Infuzion® ministry efforts are expanding into new geographical areas. The team will be traveling to Virginia for the first time in 2016. Personally, I will be starting a new partnership with PointMan Ministries in the greater Philadelphia area for Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference. I will also be presenting at a camping conference in Michigan for the first time.
• We are excited about the chance to have an expanded partnership with Kingdom Bound in 2016. Last year, we helped promote the festival at our ministry events which will be happening again beginning in January. We are also discussing how we might be able to expand in partnering at the festival event in July. More information coming soon… Stay tuned!
• In college, I have always been a student, but this is about to change. There is an incredible opportunity taking shape in the fall of 2016 at Roberts Wesleyan College. The religion and humanities department has preliminarily approved me to teach MIN 206 – Intro to Christian Camping. It’s still in development, but I’m really excited about this new venture.
• We are starting a new partnership with a professional fundraiser to seek assistance in taking the appropriate “next steps” towards discovering resources available to Infuzion. We are also exploring what a part-time ministry assistant position could look like with Infuzion to help with communication and covering areas that we need help with as an organization.
On top of all of this, we also have 24 ministry events booked for 2016! It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be part of this ministry movement that God seems to continue to unfold and develop. Thank you for your continued support through your financial donations, prayers, and partnerships. It’s so awesome to be part of God’s victorious team and I hope that you experience the same realities, truth, and understanding of being used by God for living life beyond yourself.
We are made for so much more than we could ever think, dream, fathom, or imagine. Keep going after the author and greater of all excellence and greatness in the world, Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas to you and have a great start to your new year in 2016.