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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from Uganda!

Happy New Year!!

We pray that this new year brings new hope, new beginnings & new blessings to you and your families! We pray that as you step out into this new year that the things that God has been stirring in your heart would not remain a dream or desire, but that you would step out in faith and take the next step. May you follow where God leads, be bold and courageous and know that the risk is always worth the possibility of failing. Faith Says Yes!

Every year our small little group of dreamer dreamer girls in Texas get together and talk about what single word God has put on their heart for the new year. This word is about what we hope God will do in our life in 2016. God has no doubt shown me over this past year that I struggle in the area of complete surrender. The condition of my heart is not always in a place of FULL Surrender and I pray that God will reveal the areas of my life that I have not fully surrendered to Him. So, for 2016 the word that I will pray into my life daily is SURRENDER. 

I Love what Rick Warren says about surrendering...

Surrendering your life means:
  • Following God's lead without knowing where he's sending you;
  • Waiting for God's timing without knowing when it will come;
  • Expecting a miracle without knowing how God will provide;
  • Trusting God's purpose without understanding the circumstances.
You know you're surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control the situation. You let go and let God work. You don't have to always be in charge. Instead of trying harder, you trust more.
Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:7

What is your word for 2016?

We Pray that God reveals to you the areas in your life that need to be surrendered to the only One who can truly carry them.

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
~Galatians 2:20

from the Harper Family
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
~Phillipians 3:13-14

For Him~
Sid, Wendy + the Tribe
Celebrating EVERY Christmas present opened!
Celebrating Gertrude's Christmas Birthday in her village. First time to celebrate her birth. It was a Happy !8th!
Thank You for your continued prayer for our family as we serve in Northern Uganda and South Sudan. Please continue to pray for these current prayer points. Blessings to ALL of you!
  • Pray for us as we continue to learn the language
  • Pray for Sydnie as she continues outreach in Nepal
  • Pray for Lacey as she settles into life stateside
  • Pray for Health for the WHOLE family
  • Pray as we continue to actively share Christ with Muslims and non-believers
  • Pray as we step out in faith to begin the adoption process
  • Pray as we begin the process of getting licensing from Government for "The Haven"
How You Can Help...
  • Prayer is first and foremost essential to our ministry. We cannot thank you enough for faithfully praying for us.
  • Partnership through monthly support or one-time tax deductible donations through our DONATE button below or via check to:
                 LINKS USA
                 P.O. Box 1223
                 San Marcos, Tx 78667
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