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Happy New Year!!

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!!!

We hope you had an amazing Christmas with loved ones last week. As we approach the new year we think of all that has happened in our lives both personally and in ministry. Here are some highlights of our ministry this year:

This year Ellen:

  • walked alongside of 25 people as they made critical changes toward living out more of who they were created to be in Christ, while serving 15 missionary women at Cru with her team!
  • Completed all classwork, almost 90% of required coaching hours, obtained strengthsfinder and marriage coaching certifications, and is excited to finish her certificate in a few months!
For year John:
  • Began coaching/mentoring 2 group leaders in their recovery
  • Led 3 support groups of 15 men to begin their recovery including 2 missionaries and a full-time pastor
For both of us:
  • We made the huge transition to a new mission organization while Ellen continues to coach Cru missionary women part-time.
  • We shared directly in person or by phone with over 273 individuals about our story of recovery and invited many of these to consider getting coaching or joining a support group. To hundreds more we sent an email with our story and similar invitation.
We know this year couldn’t have happened without your prayers and support. We have seen approximately 20% of our year end financial gap closed already! There’s still time to send a gift electronically for 2018 but if you want to send a gift after the new year that would help us bring the Gospel of healing and hope to so many in 2019. You can go to to send a secure online gift.

May You and yours experience more of Jesus, our GREAT Treasure, this coming year,


We’re…. Back! (in Albany)

Hey Friends,
We are excited and overwhelmed by all the Albany NY love. We would absolutely love to sit in your living room or at the local coffee shop, have a meal and just enjoy catching up. Reality sets in, we are a family of 5 and we have an almost 2 year old! Ever hear of that post that shows a picture of what you hoped for and what actually happens? Yup.. so we will be intentionally playing at playground located at the crossings in Colonie on Saturday June 23rd from 9am til noon. Feel free to drop by or shoot us a text saying you’ll join us! Kids aren’t necessary you can borrow one of ours for an hour and call them your own; everyone’s welcome at the playground!
Ellen, for John, Maddie Mae, Evie and Noah
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