Letter from the President

Staying Faithful to the Call

As 2016 comes to a close, we are prompted to reflect upon a year when we leaned heavily on the strong arm of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Over ABWE’s 89 years, there has never been a time we have not looked to Him for our safe passage, but there are seasons when the storms of adversity are more intense.

While this past year has been filled with transition and challenges, the favor of God has been remarkable to observe. The stories of lives being transformed, churches being started, and national partners launching cross-cultural ministries remind us of what ABWE is all about. It also reminds us of how thankful we are for the courage and faithfulness of our missionaries who allow us to participate in the Great Commission.  

Every year we have the amazing privilege of watching ordinary men and women of faith take the extraordinary step of surrendering their lives to God’s call to missions. Their passion and their stories revive our own passion to stay faithful to the unique tasks that God has called us to, as we strive to serve our missionaries well.

As you read about our new missionaries and we look ahead to the new year, I pray that God will give you renewed vision and strength. I pray that He will show you how He is calling you to be a part of His Great Commission — whether that is by supporting those who are called to go or by joining them.

Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family in the new year.

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