In my home there hangs a little calendar which goes back many years. As a child I remember it hanging on the wall in my grandmother's house. There are two little dogs on a see-saw and I used to enjoy making them go up and down. The words at the top say "Life's full of ups and downs, but keep smiling". There have been many ups and downs this year. Many times when we have smiled, many times when it was hard to smile. But in every situation, God has been with us.
We look forward to a new year. A year when we can come closer to God. A year when the work of FML can move forward in it's efforts to see boys and girls saved. A year which we hope will see plans take shape and dreams fulfilled. A year which we pray will have more ups than downs. A year when we have assurance that God is still with us, even if the downs come. A year which we trust will be lived for our Saviour and count for Him.
Thank you to those of you who have prayed for us throughout 2013. We continue to value your prayers as we enter 2014. May we wish you and your family a peaceful and blessed New Year.