Here’s To 2013!

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Our holiday season was very busy with work and fun all mixed in.  Like I’ve said before, it’s never easy for us being away from home during the Christmas season, so I’m looking forward to starting our routines up again and getting back to work!

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DSC_1142                              (Working on renovation on the new house for interns!)

We had a great Christmas with several of the staff and interns that were still in Mijas on Christmas day.  We were also able to FaceTime in with our families, watch the craziness of Christmas morning at the Trevathan household, and enjoy hot spice tea straight from the States.  Thanks, Mom!

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Dustin and I were able to sneak away for the day on our 5-year anniversary.  We spent an incredible day in Granada, sight-seeing and eating delicious Spanish food.  What an amazing journey we have been on in these last five years!

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We rang in the New Year at the good ‘ol laundry mat, washing sheets, towels, etc. for the new interns coming for the January term.  Last weekend, we delivered all of the anxious, excited interns to their respective houses, and welcomed them to Mijas!

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Classes started up on Tuesday for G42 (and my English classes), and Dustin and I were able to sit in on the morning orientation.  It felt strange being in class again, but it encouraged me to hear the vision and goal of G42 once more.

I was reminded of why Dustin and I chose to come back to Spain, and why we have asked many of you to partner with us financially and prayerfully so we can be here.  The reason is this: we want to help our generation change the world with the love of Jesus Christ.  We want to give the interns the resources and confidence to take a risk, to start something new, and to improve ministries already in place around the world.   With Christ at the center, we want the desires God has put in their heart to be evident by where their hands and feet are going.  Our hope is for the nations to hear the great news of Jesus Christ, and we are doing our part to train and equip those ready to go out.

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So as we begin a new year, please be praying for the 25 twenty-somethings that started class today at G42, most of who are still trying to discover exactly what God is calling them to do.  We hope to give them direction and guidance, and release them back into the world to be Christ to the nations.  Thank you for being a part of their journey with us!

 

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