Dear partners and friends,
Our wonder-filled “vision of visions” blossomed beautifully in 2011, and revealed new and exciting opportunities for us in Poland, Lithuania, and other places. I can understand the thrill the apostle Paul must have experienced as he returned to familiar places in Asia Minor to strengthen the work the Lord accomplished through him and Barnabus, and Titus, and other faithful servants (Acts, Chapters 13 -20).
With the encouraging outcomes of 2011 behind us, we eagerly look ahead to the opportunities that abound for CCI in 2012. Here’s a taste of the things we are believing the Lord wants to do through us next year:
- Continue to coach and mentor small groups champions (Iza, Andrew, Maciej, and Vaclovas) in Warsaw, Gdynia, and Lithuania
- Translate our new “Relational Evangelism” book into the Polish and Lithuanian languages (to be free downloads on the website)
- Translate our “Growing Up Into His Likeness” book (foundation-level discipleship for new and old believers) in Polish and Lithuanian languages (to be free downloads on the website)
- Translate our “Small Groups Development” manual into Greek, German, Sweedish, and Spanish languages (pushing steadily towards our goal of 40 translations)
- Continuing to support Dave and Jess Quak in their “Living Temple” small groups church plant on the Gold Coast in Australia
- Continuing to support Gary and Aline Douglas in their small groups consultancy work at Llanelli, Wales
- Continuing to support Elijah Samuel in his small groups training and development work in Nigeria, and the rest of Africa
- Support Wale and Emma Oladipo in their exciting vision to plant a small groups based church in England (look out for more news soon)
- A return visit to Poland and Lithuania next April-May with a focus on developing small group skills in “evangelism” and “discipleship”
- Ministry with an “interested to know more about small groups” church in Germany! – initial discussions are just starting!
- Possible visit to Wale and Emma in England, Gary and Aline in Wales and Monica in Finland as part of our visit to Poland, Lithuania and perhaps Germany.
Nick Truscott, our Senior Associate Director, continues to do a cracker job from Abu Dhabi in the UAE in providing CCI with the finest communications support – without Nick, his technical expertise and firm friendship, CCI would only be a figment of my imagination.
Beryl and I continue to commit all that we are and have to building a universally accessible small groups, evangelism, and discipleship resource facility – that offers its resources in many languages to God’s global harvest workers at no charge.
Lastly, Beryl and I say to you … we could not have travelled this far without your love, encouragement, and kind support – “Thank You”. Do you have it in you to stay with us for one more year? I believe I have enough energy in me to reach out and seize the opportunities the Lord will grant us in 2012.
Wishing you and your family a blessing-filled Christmas and New Year.
Bill & Beryl