Worship Without Borders: 2012 was amazing! Now introducing 2013!Ministry | Friday, December 28th, 2012
Friends & Fellow-worshipers,
Greetings from Aloha!We had a wonderful Christmas season here and trust you did as well. We were honored to minister at New Horizons Church in McMinnville (Pastor Galen Gingerich) during the Christmas season, as well as the candlelight service at Calvary Chapel Hillsboro (Pastor Rich Jones). Our Christmas highlight was leading worship at our home church, Life Change Christian Center (Pastor Mark Strong) in Portland, OR. As I shared the stories behind the carols and then we sang each song with new understanding, you could sense the faith and passion of the congregation rise to a crescendo of praise and worship. It is amazing how the carols written long ago can have such deep impact in our worship at Christmas time. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
We continue to give thanks to our faithful God for another powerful year at Worship Without Borders.
- From China to Guatemala to British Columbia & all around the world, worship was released, God was magnified and hearts were changed! Thank you for your part in the ministry of the gospel everywhere!
- Maryl and I were honored to minister at the new Praise and Prophecy Conference at Eugene Christian Fellowship in Eugene. Ministering with Mike Herron, Ernest Gentile, Dr. Mark Strong and so many others was truly a highlight of the year for us!
- We also organized our first and very successful Life Change Worship Institute in Portland – a 12-week in-depth study and experience of worship for all ages. We had many guest speakers to broaden our perspective of worship – Paul Greenidge, Dr. Mark Strong, Lynn Mangum, Deborah Greenidge and Erick Hailstone all added their voice to wonderfully productive learning environment!
2013 is looking very promising with God opening up new nations, new ideas, new connections and new opportunities. We already have three nations lined up (India, Guatemala and El Salvador) and two conferences! We are in negotiations with many other nations throughout the year. WE will be praying for God’s direction and His provision for these great opportunities! We are excited to live out God’s progressive vision (Pr 29:18) in our lives. Thanks for standing with us!
BTW, the Piano in Worship DVD/book continues to bless many nations (29 nations and 38 states) and is now in China and throughout Africa!
Maryl and I always want to extend our deep gratitude to the pastors, leaders and friends everywhere for supporting us during this vital time in our lives and in our ministry.
Please continue to pray and consider being an active part in transforming churches and nations with Worship Without Borders through an online donation or a monthly gift. We would also love to come to your local church and share on the great things God is doing around the world! Give us a call!
Today, we send you our prayers for a happy, safe, prosperous and adventurous new year in our Lord Jesus Christ!
in Him, your worship missionaries: Dr. Tim and Maryl Smith