Not only did I get to be with these dear family members for New Year's Eve, but they shared in the launch of the JV Prayer Room, a project I've been working on with teammates all year long.
By close to midnight, we were all on our computers and phones, eager to get into the Prayer Room to pray.
Even the youngest, my ten year old nephew, Luke, stayed up to take part in this very momentous occasion.
After thousands of hours of work on it, I was feeling both excited and nervous about this launch.
Although our team has done everything we could to ensure a smooth launch, you just don't know how it's going to go until it goes! I was SO glad family was alongside me as we waited for midnight, the moment we could enter the Prayer Room officially for the first time.
Our plan was for everyone to be on their own devices and experience it individually.
But as technical difficulties would have it, my computer was the only one that had the connection to go in. So we quick put it up on the TV and went into the Prayer Room together.
What a better idea!
We took turns, with whoever wanted to, reading and praying out loud through the various sections throughout the hour.
For me, there could not have been a better way to ring in the new year.
Surrounded by people I love, praying for people I love.
With all my heart, I'm standing in faith for this Prayer Room to be filled 8760 hours this year.
With all my heart, I believe God is going to do MUCH more than we can ask or imagine through the prayers of his people for the ministry of Josiah Venture.
And how very meaningful to start those prayers with these precious people!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!