Yes! We're planning for the new year already! I guess those who are pastors and their wives always begin planning for the new year pretty early, but this is our first "new year" as a pastor (he's the pastor and we're not co-pastors! LOL), so we're kind of looking at this whole year before us and seeing that we need to make plans for our church activities.
The first thing that comes to mind is our church's first anniversary in February. We began our church the first Sunday in February, which is now less than 4 months away. When we started, we ordered and distributed, by hand, 12,000 copies of John and Romans, printed by Bearing Precious Seed Canada, a ministry of Bible Baptist Church of Saint Thomas, Ontario. Twelve thousand sounds like a lot, until you learn that there are 18,000 apartment units that we couldn't even touch because they have limited-access entries. So our plan for our first anniversary is to order another 18,000 John and Romans and have them mailed into these apartments! We're hoping that our sending pastor can be here that Sunday to preach for us, and we want to make it a special day for our people. I'm getting excited already, just thinking about it! I can hardly believe that almost a whole year has passed already!