We come from a school that makes New Year’s Resolutions each year. During our midnight Watch and Prayer Service on December 31, 2021, the president of our family organization asked me to pray out the Old Year and pray in the New Year. Customarily, this prayer is centered around recounting God’s blessings in the soon-to-be Old Year and opening our hearts to make way for new blessings and embrace new opportunities in the soon-to-be New Year. In my prayer, I recalled thanking God for good health, prosperity, strength, and happiness. I also thanked God for each struggle and accomplishment. But when the clock struck midnight a. m., I prayed, “LORD, we cannot wait for the New Adventures Around the Corner.” For many, if not each of us, 2021 was less adventurous. We may wonder, what does the New Year have in store for us? If this is what you are wondering, let us say that we will be in it together. From our hearts to yours, we want you to know that each year with you is an opportunity to make more profound memories as we progress in our shared ministry journey. Despite a challenging year, last year was the best year yet because we persevered together through a challenging season. However, we cannot wait to explore the New Adventures Around the Corner in 2022. We are proud of our accomplishments and having you in our corner gives us greater hope. We cannot wait to see what we will do next. May every day of this New Year inspire you to grow deeper in your faith. Make the most of it. Have a dynamic and positive attitude about it. Be bold. Take risks. Add some sunshine to your family, church, community, District, Conference, and Country. Be wise, kind, and gracious to God for everything. May 2022 come with lots of laughter and an abundance of blessings. Remember, 2022 is not a destination, but it is a journey.
Blessings to you!