Friday, January 15, 2010

Prayer Update

Please keep us in your prayers as we hold our annual Leader's Kick Off tomorrow. January is the beginning of our school year, and all the youth meetings are starting up again.
We are expecting around 75 people tomorrow for our kick off, and will be holding seminars and handing out 2010 material.
We are still training some churches that are new to Word of Life, and their youth meetings will be starting soon. It is exciting to see the passion these churches have to make a difference in the lives of young people, with evangelism and discipleship first on their minds!
Please keep our staff in mind as this is a busy time of year for us, finishing up our new material, distributing it, training, and visiting existing clubs. Thank you!

Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya
Word of Life South Africa

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mya's Adoption

Thank you so much for your prayers!

Mya's adoption was approved by the magistrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we're just waiting for the official paperwork.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Prayer Update

Just got back from a meeting with a Youth Leader and I am simply humbled by the commitment of the Leaders. They are such awesome people and I am thankful I can be apart of what they are doing!

Tonight Mary and I's home church will begin Orientation for WOL Clubs! So excited to see their passion for the young people! Then tomorrow I will be helping one of the new groups with their first planning meeting for the year.

Things are happening!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from the Hawkins' fam!

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Happy New Year from South Africa! This came to mind this morning as I contemplated leaving 2009 behind and heading into 2010, and I thought I would share it with you!

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil. 3:8-14