2017 - The Year in Review
The first time I had the opportunity to visit Guyana was nearly 19 years ago. From the very first steps I took in the remote interior region I knew that God was doing something very special in my heart, as well as in Wendy’s heart. Just days ago, in early January, Wendy and I returned from our most recent trip to Guyana. Our love for the ministry and the people God has given us to serve has only grown and blossomed over the years. Bringing in the New Year with the people we love the most in all the world was a very special treat. We are grateful to those who continue to pray and financially resource the ministry in Guyana.
Over the course of this past year I have personally had the blessing and privilege to pray with more than 63 PRECIOUS SOULS WHO TURNED TO CHRIST in repentance and faith to receive eternal life! Of those I was honored to BAPTIZE 21 FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST who choose to profess their faith openly through believer’s baptism. Over the course of 2017 the ministry as a whole is thankful to report many other professions of faith and those who followed Christ through believer’s baptism.
2017 was another year of varied activities all focused upon the mission of God. In May a group of Trinity Baptist College students participated in the Guyana ministry through music, preaching, testimonies, skits, sports outreach, and personal discipleship. In July we hosted a group from Trinity Children’s Ministries, led by Pastor Jason Brown, for a very successful and fruitful outreach to children. In addition to these activities we had dozens of hours of leadership/pastoral training classes, as well as personal mentoring and coaching for our Guyana ministry leaders. I am grateful for the many people who gave of themselves to serve and minister in a variety of ways throughout the year in Guyana.
In addition to a very productive year in Guyana, God also gave me the privilege to minister the word in a number of locations including India, St. Maarten, and Cuba. The miles of travel can be wearisome, but the fruit God is producing makes every trip more than worth the effort. Even when the Gospel is preached through an translator it is still powerful enough to save those who come to Christ in repentance and faith!
We have some awesome things coming up in 2018 in our Guyana ministry. We will be making some major announcements before the end of this year! For now I would ask your prayer for the following requests:
- Plans for our first summer youth camp (July) are being made now.
- Growth and faithfulness of our ministry leaders.
- New leaders to be identified, developed and deployed.
Greg and Wendy Mann
Grace Ministries of Guyana