International Ministries

Looking Back at 2003 . . . Looking Forward at 2004

January 20, 2004 Journal

Perhaps you've heard the story of the man on a beach littered with starfish that had washed ashore, waiting to die apart from their ocean habitat.As he walked along, he would reach down, pick up a starfish, and hurl it back to sea.Another saw him, and said, "How can you possibly hope to save all these starfish -- How can your effort possibly matter?"With that, the man picked up another starfish, hurled it back to sea, and said, "It mattered to that one."

In a world full of much trouble and pain, you may wonder how your efforts of love and compassion can possibly matter.Let us share a few ways that your partnership with us has made a difference in individual lives.

Thank you for your partnership in the gospel with us.Through your love, encouragement, gifts and prayers, we are able as partners to extend the light of Christ into the world.Although you are half a world away, the transforming power of your love is felt.

In the bond of Christ,

Flint and Debbie Miller