The new year has started with an abundance of blessings. Although we are only two months into the new year, God has already done some truly amazing things. Here are a few of the headlines in which we are praising God:

Child Sponsorship -
The 6:8 Ministries staff had the privilege of distributing school uniforms and supplies to over two hundred children! Many of these children would not have had the opportunity to attend school without these sponsorships. Thank you to everyone who made this possible through sponsoring a child. 
2012 Child Sponsorship Distribution
2012 Child Sponsorship Distribution
Children's Ranch -
We have made some great progress on the Children's Ranch Project. Last week I was able to return to Costa Rica to close the deal on the land. We now own fifty acres of some of the most beautiful land on earth! We also formed a corporation in Costa Rica, which allows us to work as a legal entity in Costa Rica.
6:8 Ranch

Church Plant -
The church plant continues to grow and thrive under the leadership of Pastor Miguel. They are at 110% capacity and considering expanding into a second service. They have 18 new believers signed up for baptism next month! We are also in the process of setting up an online giving account which will allow donors in the United States to support the church.

Mission Teams -

We have hosted five mission teams in the first two months 2012. These mission teams have blessed the local people through building homes, ministering to children, distributing medicines and medical care, as well as prayer and the love of Christ.

Please join us in praising God for everything He is doing in and through 6:8 Ministries. It's such and honor and blessing to part of such a fruitful ministry. I thank God daily for the privilege of serving with 6:8 Ministries.

Thank you for all the prayers and support!


On an administrative note:

Duke's Resignation - 
After serving faithfully for five years, Duke Hammond has resigned as the president of 6:8 Ministries. Duke not only served as the president for the past five years, but he and his wife Candy were an instrumental part in founding 6:8 Ministries. I'm certain that this ministry would have never launched or grown in the way it has if it weren't for his hard work, wise counsel, and personal sacrifice. God used Duke's time with 6:8 Ministries to lead and shape this ministry in many powerful ways. He truly modeled what it means to be a servant leader, a Godly man of authority, and a man of great integrity. I'm eternally grateful to God for calling Duke to build and lead this ministry, as well as using him to lead and build me. He is a dear friend and I will miss not having him in the ministry.

New Assignments -
The 6:8 Ministries Board of Directors has appointed me to serve as the new president of 6:8 Ministries. They have also asked Steve Gill to fulfill the role of Executive Director.