Every year at this time most folks reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. It is like we stand at a crossroads between the past and the future. Many will make resolutions and/or commitments to do different things or do things differently.
Even as I write these words, I cannot help looking back on the past year with some mixed emotions. The year 2010 was one of unprecedented opportunity for the people of God. As a Body, Cliffdale Christian Center had great impact on many lives. Early last January, I stood in an airport on the other side of the world and watched a news report on the earthquake in Haiti. Tears came to my eyes as I saw the destruction. The good news was that none of our friends had been killed or injured. We were also able to raise funds and ship one hundred small homes into Haiti. These were finally cleared through customs and erected just a couple of months ago.
While in China, we witnessed a wonderful manifestation of God's presence and experienced a time of impartation to leaders that will have long-term effects.
At home, Cliffdale saw many people come and go, and the Lord continues to bring in new folks. It is really exciting to see so many young lives being touched by the love of God. In addition, we FINALLY procured all permits and were cleared to begin construction on our worship facility. In just a few more months, we will double our capacity in order to make room for the many new souls coming into the family of God at Cx3. Renaissance Classical Christian Academy is now in its third year, and the progress has been amazing.
None of this could have been accomplished without the love of God and the commitment of His people. Last January, the Lord spoke to us about "Discovery, Destiny, and Determination." It was a right-on word as we received fresh revelation and had a keen sense of destiny. This resulted in renewed determination to see revival at home and abroad.
As we begin another year, my wife and I want to express our love and appreciation to every single person who has been part of the vision over the years. We know some have moved on and others are still standing with us. Our earnest desire is to see true revival. It has already started, and it will be more fully manifested as we push forward. Let's continue to pray, fast, and seek God's outpouring in the New Year.
Grace & Peace,