Looking Back at 2010 ~ This year has flown by as we have travelled from North to South & East to West all across North America. We have been in 75 different churches, 37 States (mostly just passing through) & all but one of the Canadian Provinces! (Sorry, PEI, we have not made your acquaintance yet!) We have enjoyed the beauty of many of God’s creations, made lots of new friends & become reacquainted with many old friends. God has met every one of our needs, kept us safe & kept the van running while we have accumulated almost 65,000 kilometres! We are currently at 53% of our needed support & our database for volunteer CLAIM workers has risen to over 100 in number! What a joy it has been to present our ministry & watch Christian laypeople get excited when they realize there is a missions’ ministry that welcomes their involvement!
VALUABLE LESSONS LEARNED in 2010
God’s greatest blessings come from the most unexpected places!
You will use every experience you have in life; therefore, every experience (good or bad) is of value!
God always makes up for man’s shortcomings!
God’s timing is not our timing – it is so much better!
It is not “who you know” that matters as much as “WHO” you know!
VALUABLE PRAYERS ANSWERED in 2010
We had a sweet time of prayer around a table one evening with some dear friends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Even though we had not known these dear saints very long, our common bonds in Christ drew us together as we shared our burdens & prayed over lost & straying souls. We recently learned that one of the souls we prayed for that night has come to Christ. We are rejoicing, & we know the angels in Heaven are rejoicing too!
VALUABLE CHANGES MADE in 2010
Recently, we made phone calls to all the churches we have visited to make sure they were receiving our prayer letters & to see if they had any needs we could add to our prayer list. One pastor shared with us that after we had visited his church in Manitoba, several men in his church were challenged to use their “tools” for the Lord. They started a group named “Renovations.” Once a week this group gets together at the church to repair/renovate things around the building. What a blessing it was for us to hear of the changes these men were making in their lives & in their church, and this is just one example of many!
Looking Forward to 2011 ~ Our Brazil CLAIM project is just around the corner! We are pulling together the last minute details & we are anxious to see what the Lord is going to do! Thank you for your love & support! Please keep praying! Our desire is to do so much more in 2011, & we cannot do it without you! Thank you for a great year!
Reaching the World with our Tools,
Philip & Susan Smith
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