Looking back over 2010, we are so thankful for such an incredible journey that we've been on with our children and all of you! The life of faith is a rich and beautiful gift. It is not easy: There are days that it is downright terrifying, but this in no way dims the joy of it all.
Tonight, we were making our way home across the crowded and chaotic streets of Nairobi. We met the full scope of life here, from the luxury cars of a government official's motor caravan, to children begging in the streets and crippled men knocking on our windows. The roadways wound like spaghetti through the city, and around each corner we encountered one extreme to the next: A road accident, a light display, a traffic jam, a friend waving, and on the drive went. No one knows what the next bend in the road will bring in Nairobi, or in life.
As we enter 2011, we pray that the purposes and presence of God in your life would propel you in new directions. No matter what this new year might hold, may you meet it in the assurance and profound reality of the peace and grace of God who knows the destination and does not leave us alone on the journey!
From our family to you -- Happy New Year!