Reflections on 2017

As we begin a new year, we do well to reflect on where we’ve been in the past year. There are many wins to celebrate, so many lessons to add to our wisdom pool, and some scars to heal from.
The team that reports in this paper is offering you a small glimpse of the wins, the lessons, and the scars. Any one of us could fill the space here, and still not express the real story of 2017 with its emotions, its gains, and its losses. Actually, we look for more than what we have to tell: we look for the story that is God’s—the story as he sees it when it’s all connected in his greater plan.
So, these short paragraphs of verbal snapshots don’t fit it all into one grand story. We can’t do that yet; but we know one who can—even when we don’t clearly see how things fit together into the bigger story.
The coming year will contain changes for Living Hope Native Ministries. The board of directors is working with the administrative team to find God’s story outline for 2018. We anticipate changes that lead LHNM forward into a different era of leadership, and into new locations.
We thank you for praying, for giving, and for serving as part of our story. God bless and provide for each of you who read this. Happy New Year!