December 30, 2011

A year of transition…and great blessing!

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Every Monday morning our staff gathers for devotions – a time to connect personally and bring our requests/items of thanks before our Father in heaven.  It is a great way to start each week.  We take turns leading these devotion times.  Last Monday we were asked to put on paper a list of things we were thankful for over these past 12 months. Upon compiling the list, we thought we would share this with you, our support community!  Here they are, in no specific order: 

  1. Great clarity in ministry through rebrand
  2. Cutting edge on communications with ministry partners around the world
  3. Donors who understand and love us!
  4. God’s overflowing grace and faithfulness
  5. Staff keenness
  6. Clarification in the direction and implementation of the Walking Together (WT) Program
  7. New WT leadership training recruits:  Linda Geerts, Gary van Arragon, Bob Koole, Tena Siebenga-Valstar, Jules de Jager
  8. Prospective WT trainers: Darlene Eerkes, Brian Doornenbal, Doug Monsma, Elco VanderGrift, Bill de Jager, Peter Van Huizen
  9. Successful completion of three WT projects:  Zambia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
  10. Full schedule of HANDS teams
  11. Excellent projects for HANDS teams
  12. Excellent partnerships in Zambia, Dominican Republic, Belize and Nicaragua
  13. Greater awareness of EduDeo in western Canadian Christian school communities
  14. Funds received for us to continue as an organization
  15. Funds to bless others
  16. Great support staff in Nicaragua who works well together.
  17. Health for our staff
  18. The right staff at the right time
  19. Huge, successful transition from Worldwide Christian Schools-Canada to EduDeo Ministries
  20. Safety for all our HANDS teams.
  21. A well for a school in Zambia
  22. Promise Keepers partnership
  23. Peter and Trudy Kuipers – volunteers in Nicaragua
  24. Completion of another successful Road2Hope event
  25. Great start to Road2Hope School Edition (3 schools across Canada)
  26. More efficient organization of different programs in accounting
  27. Blossoming partnerships in our School2School program (Gateway and Abbotsford schools with 2 schools in Nicaragua)
  28. The amazing transition to new name and look
  29. Lennin and Lesther in Nicaragua
  30. Free office space
  31. Sponsorship program defined and professional
  32. Committed and equipped staff
  33. Rebrand success
  34. Launch of new website
  35. Donors who love rebrand
  36. Donors who one day will love rebrand
  37. Devoted Board of Directors
  38. Professionalism of HANDS and Sponsorship programs
  39. HANDS team leaders
  40. Incredible growth and focus of the Walking Together program
  41. People who pray for us regularly
  42. Nice EduDeo t-shirts!
  43. Generous hearts 

Thank you for journeying with us throughout this past year.  God has been faithful to our organization as we strive to share the Gospel of Hope with children in developing countries through Christ-centred education. 

We wish you God’s richest blessings for 2012!

Comments:

Henry
Dec 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

It is a blessing to be involved at more than 1 level of EduDeo.

Most proud of the re-branding and renewed focus on our own partnerships.

Great list above. Lot's to be thankful for.

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