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Dear Praying Friend,

January provides us all an opportunity to look back at what God has done. This time last year we had just arrived back from our survey trip to the Philippines. God used that time to confirm His direction for us and excite us about the ministry there.

During 2012 we ministered in 57 services in 19 states. The Lord also protected us as we traveled more than 30,000 miles without accidents or car trouble. Here is an interactive map showing all of the churches we visited this year.

It was also exciting to see how God used the Christmas program we shared this December. We pray that the program truly exalted our Messiah, Emmanuel and King of Kings.

God has been opening up a number of new ministry opportunities, including teaching seminary classes in January and writing in Frontline Magazine, Themelios and elsewhere. Please pray for us as we explore these opportunities. I do work to write regular blog posts on practical and theological topics—usually once a week. This weeks topic will be prayer. Please click below if you would like to receive these by email.
Last month the Lord convicted me about prayerlessness that really betrayed a lack of faith in His power to answer. I began specifically praying that God would give us significant progress this month towards the Philippines. I prayed that He would work powerfully as a testimony to His own power and as an encouragement to my own faith. We began December at 29%. Yesterday, our support crossed 50%. God has answered our prayers well above what we could ever ask or think! I was reminded of a favorite hymn:
Please continue to pray that we will have our full support by Fall of 2013. We are praying that w can arrive in the Philippines in time to replace our future coworkers, the Berreys, as they return for furlough.

Thank you for your prayers!

Joel, Sarah, Jeremy, and Baby
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