(The following appears in the Jan 19, 2016 Newsletter entitled, 2016 Trips Forming Now! You may view this email newsletter online by going HERE. To receive correspondence from us, please Subscribe HERE.)
Happy New Year! It’s a new start, a new beginning, and we will all have new opportunities to serve in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in 2016. One verse that has been on our hearts is a familiar but important one:
I am the vine, you are the branches. If you abide in Me, and I in you, you will bear much fruit; without Me, you can do nothing. – Jesus, in John 15:5
Whoa! That is some serious instruction from our Lord – “without Me, you can do nothing.” We here at Man Up and Go recognize that without staying focused on Christ, all of our efforts to Love & Protect the Fatherless will be done in vain. This new year, we remain committed to abiding in Christ, seeking Christ, listening to Christ, and then obeying what Christ asks. In this way, we desire to “bear much fruit.”
As you consider how you will personally obey Christ this year, we pray many of you will consider “Manning Up” for orphans and widows in their distress on one of 6 trips we have planned for this summer! We need men, women, teenagers, college students, and anyone else who wants to make a difference in the name of Jesus – all are needed and welcome to serve as we look to impact 20,000 families by 2020.
Learn more about our trips by going HERE.