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JA Update #2 (February, 2011)

Dear Friends & Family,

We are thankful for your prayers and your encouragement.  The month of January ended quite well as ministry goes.  The MCC Leadership Team held their 2011 Annual Team Meeting this last Saturday, and God answered many of our prayers for unity, wisdom, and clarity regarding future ministry opportunities.  Two exciting changes that have come out of this meeting: we’re going to be implementing a midweek children’s ministry, and we’re going to be re-establishing the team member term limits.

The first decision is exciting because it will give us the chance to minister to the large number of elementary school children in the area who return home every evening to parents who are caught in the clutches of alcoholism or drug abuse.  We look forward to showing these kids the hope that is found in Jesus Christ, and we expect that God will use this ministry to help transform lives.  The second decision is also exciting because Anna is one of the three team members who are going on “sabbatical.”  The time that she has spent helping as a member of this team, she will now be able to devote to a couple of ministries at the church towards which she has been feeling tugged.

And, our transition to ECM continues.  We have finished arranging our travel plans to PA for the end of February, and we are continuing to pray for God to provide the needed support.  We have a couple of specific prayer requests on this front:

  1. That we would be able to raise sufficient support to transition out of our current positions this year.
  2. That we would continue to minister well at MCC, and that the congregation would grow to love and treasure Christ more than anything else.
  3. That the new children’s ministry is successful at sharing the gospel with children & that we would see many depraved little hearts regenerated.

Thank you all again for your faithful prayers!

We love you,
Dan & Anna Julian

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