I am filled with gratitude for our 20th Anniversary banquet on Nov. 10. Wow, what a night! And wow, what a 20-year ride! To God be the glory.
It is hard to believe that we are beginning our 21st year, a “Sabbath” year of sorts. We expect newness from God as we rest in Him.
I am so proud of Nic Lesmeister, the young man God called to serve as my Joshua in this next season of MJBI’s history. I hope you will take the time to see our video testimony at http://mjbi.org/2017. God’s ways are amazing, and the sovereign leading of the Holy Spirit brings surprises to our lives.
Nic is full of vision, and I am his chief cheerleader. May God continue to fulfill His purposes through the MJBI in these next 20 years.
On January 1, 2017, I will become President Emeritus as Nic takes the helm. I will still be engaged weekly with Nic as well as serving with Jonathan Bernis, Olen Griffing, Marty Waldman and others on the MJBI Board. But my main task at the MJBI will be to see Nic advance as he rolls up his sleeves and steps into my former position. I will also continue to expand my role as Executive Pastor of Jewish Ministry at Gateway Church where I am privileged to serve my friend and pastor, Robert Morris.
Please pray for Nic and his family, and for my family and me, as we enter this time of transition.
Nic and I both feel honored to be called by God to serve the Jewish people. May we be carried by His grace as we fulfill our assignments in this special season of history.
Thank you for your friendship. We need your continued prayers and gifts of financial support to advance the MJBI vision.
With much love and appreciation,