Saturday, December 31, 2016

Oh Magnify the Lord with Us!

Psalm  34:1-4 reads, "I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.  
Oh, magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together."  

2016 was a great year!  Pat and I know it was because of the Lord.  We also recognize that it was because of your serving, giving and praying with us.  Lives were touched and changed because people experienced His Love and Grace!

Thank you for the part you are playing so that people far from God can experience His Love and Grace!  Here is a quick recap of what we were able to accomplish during 2016 - through God's grace,  your prayers and financial backing.

In Sri Lanka: Twelve Eye Vision Clinics were held when Pat, Cyndy and I were there in February.  A total of 768 Eye Exams were performed and we were able to give away 657 pairs of glasses.  After we left, two additional Eye Clinics were held by the Sri Lankan team.  342 people were examined and 310 glasses issued.  There were also many healings, and salvations at every clinic.

In Ghana: Assistance was given for church construction, Pastoral support and a Christmas Party with food and gifts for an Orphanage.

In Cambodia: Three houses were built for homeless villagers. Support was given for anti-human trafficking in Phnom Penh and the rescue of girls from sex trade with counseling and vocational training provided.

In India: Preparations were made for our upcoming trip in March 2017.  A team was trained to do every aspect of doing Eye Clinics. which includes doing the exams, eyeglass distribution and evangelistic follow up. Souls were saved and healed in the church services.

Working with others that share the love of God, financial support was given for:
  • Missionaries and Pastors in Thailand, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Europe, Myanmar and India.
  • Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for children.
  • Livestock provided for sustainable income in Southeast Asia.
  • Support for the Persecuted Church in Access Restricted Nations.
  • Bibles supplied to the underground churches in the 10-40 Window
  • Support to churches in the United States to reach their communities for Jesus.
  • Food, medical care, housing and assistance to Jewish people in Israel.
  • Food assistance to families in the United States.
  • Support to help in ending Human Trafficking in Las Vegas.
  • Salvations, healings and prophetic insight to churches we ministered in the U.S and worldwide.
2017 is going to be better than last year.  Pat and I are determined to passionately pursue the Lord; helping every nation, every church and every person He sends us to.  Our prayer for you is that in 2017 your life would be filled with the tangible presence of our Mighty God like never before!

Blessings and Happy New Year! - Gary

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful recap of 2016 is the perfect start to the new year of 2017! I love what God does through hands and hearts when He hears us say "yes".