How faithful God has been! You may suppose that I came into this role with some grand plan. In reality, all I knew was that God wanted us to grow closer to Him and to mission; and that He promised great fruitfulness for CBWOQ. Everything else came gradually—and often from people other than me. God has been so graciously faithful.

How grateful I am for our amazing staff who love God deeply, and have grown their ministry portfolios creatively and dramatically. Our board members take such responsibility and we have been able to extend our collaboration to our Baptist partners. And of course, I am so grateful for each of you—for your years of faithfulness and heart for others.

God will continue to be faithful. He still wants you to draw closer to Him and to mission, He still promises to make you fruitful. Here is what He says in Isaiah 30:23, “Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous.” I pray that you will each experience ever-increasing union with Christ, leading to all the transformation, fruitfulness, and answered prayer that Jesus promised in John 15. Bless you.