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Amy’s Adventures

“New York to the Nations, the Nations to New York”
December 2013

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 QHC Career group Community  Don’t Walk By 5th Year Celebration  Ministry encounter with a girl we met on the street  My younger brother’s college graduation  Strip Church training  Gifts for the ladies outreach

2013…
As I look back on all that has happened this year… the words that come to mind is promise and provision. I am constantly amazed at the faithfulness of God to sustain and confirm my calling to New York City with Street LIFE Ministries. Some of my highlights this year were: someone paid so I could attend a retreat with Queens Herald Church, being a part of the assessment team as a social worker with the Don’t Walk By outreach, helping SLM create a new website (which should be launching soon), the provision of a new vehicle for the Mobile Resource Center and last but not least, starting a new ministry to women in the sex industry and fundraising to go to the Strip Church conference. It’s truly been a year of growth as I learn to trust God to work out the details even when I am uncertain of what’s ahead. Despite my doubts and questions, God has been so faithful and continues to remind me that He has my back. Lately, the song “Climb” by Will Reagan has been something I keep reminding myself. “I lean not on my own understanding, my life is in the hands of the maker of heaven, I Give it all to you God, trusting that you'll make something beautiful out of me. I will climb this mountain, with my hands wide open, there is nothing I hold on to…” In the end, despite my weaknesses, like this song, I choose to lean not on my own understanding but give it to Him. As always, I want to thank you for being a part of this journey with me and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to another great year and pray that this newsletter update finds you well. I have attached the recent SLM newsletter which contains a piece I wrote about our friend Jewels and other updates from the ministry including the ladies outreach. Thanks again for reading this and all your prayers and support!

Upcoming Events & Prayer Requests
 New Year’s Eve Outreach Dec 28- Jan 1st  Don’t Walk By February 2014  Pray for the expansion of the outreach for women in the sex industry  Pray for provision and strength in this next year

Cleaning Michael’s wounds on his feet, read about it on my blog’s November update

Love,

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Amy (Ho Yin) Wong ~ 154-11 Ash Ave, Flushing, NY 11355 ~ (718) 404 8431 hywong89@gmail.com ~ www.adorkableamy.blogspot.com

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