It Has Been an AMAZING Year!

Cheers to the New Year ahead! It has been such an amazing year for us closing up 2021. It has been our first full year with all “four” seasons in the peach state of Georgia. Bittersweet to leave behind our loved ones but we really soak in the time that we have when we are together.

Being here has been a wonderful first year from moving into this empty home to making it our own. Every time I had an opportunity, I took the time to pick something else up and we have created a peaceful oasis. That is how home should be. An environment to wake up grateful everyday and learn how to be governed more by a sincere and reach gratitude.

From hearing the birds chirp to the flat paved roads and southern hospitality here. I am so grateful for these past 12 months and looking to the many more great ones ahead in 2022 and beyond!

I hope that you all enjoyed your year just like we have. Of course we had many challenges as Jonathan C says “not everything is peaches n cream!” but here we are in a place where we can take in a slower pace and not be rushed to the bone minute by minute like the way we have lived in the city. Being in a different place has changed us indeed. We are at peace. We are taking things at a more controlled pace. We are receiving the things God had stored up for us. We are enjoying each other.

It could look like we forgot about a lot of things but not quite so. What we did was hyper focus our now and maximize on where God has placed us to flourish. For not only did we find our home but we made our home church here by following the road of grace! How amazing to connect with the One that would lead us to the one that would provide us the space. God is good. He is our REFUGE! Thank You Jesus.

The prayer is this — that you would excel in all that you do. Look at all the good things you have accomplished this year with God on your side. Look at what God is doing to always set you up for success. He answers prayer. Now lets take further action in 2022 and keep to what is ours!

I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the heavenly realm!
Ephesians 1:17-20 The Passion Translation

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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