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Heart of God East Africa: “New Things in a New Year”

January 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Going Global, Monthly Articles

As the New Year ushers in, many of us look back on the things of the past and start our list of what we didn’t like about our lives in an attempt to re-do these things in the new year. Our struggles and our failures seem to dominate how we’ll live our life differently this time around. We look to self-help guru’s and the successes of our friends to know how to fix ourselves.  This New Year, may you seek to find the One and only help that promises a change for the better … Jesus Christ.

Let this verse dominate your thoughts this New Year; “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43: 18-19).

This year the team of Heart of God East Africa has already witnessed God doing a new thing!  He is constantly opening new doors, and closing old ones as His glory is displayed among His people. We are praising His name for all that He has accomplished and will accomplish through the many dedicated volunteers, missionaries and indigenous leaders from across the globe … those He has graciously brought to this ministry.

This year many wonderful plans have already been laid before us by the Mighty maker; we are indeed embarking on a glorious journey of new things!

HGEA’s prison ministry is expanding to not only women, but men’s prisons. Glory to God for this new thing!

The orphans and widows of Smile Africa are constantly being blessed with a better life through shelter, medical care, education and food by various ministries that have been touched by Pastor Ruth. Glory to God for this new thing!

Rural villages that have planted new churches and schools while they are being uplifted by His right hand! Glory to God for this new thing!

This year, take that leap of faith, or renew your spirit and trust the One who promises to forget the past and start a new thing! This is not an invitation, but a command from Heaven.

The lives of men, women and children in East Africa, America and the United Kingdom are continually being transformed and renewed by the Spirit of God as they follow His call to enter the Kingdom! Glory to God for this new thing!

May God Bless You!

Denise Matthews
Executive Director
Heart of God East Africa

Please Note
Consider joining us in 2011 for the next outreach to Uganda.  Download your application and send it in now.  I hope to have you join us for the 2011 Uganda Outreach.
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Fruit Day - November 2010
Did you know it takes $50 to feed one serving of fruit to the children at Smile Africa Ministries?  With our current budget, the children get one serving of fruit each week, a far cry from a healthy child’s daily nutritional requirements.  Please consider helping us expand our Fruit Budget to supply this necessary source of vitamins and minerals by making a monthly pledge.  Contact us for more information if you’d like to get involved.  Thank you so much!

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