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December 16, 2021

The Year of Family

“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them” (Isaiah 42:9).

I pray the beginning of 2022 has hurdled out of the starting gates with the prospect of one of the grandest years you will ever know. We just celebrated the birth of our Savior and the New Year, and both roar the same truth or reality to us: new things! I do not know about you, but I could use a new thing. 

I really had not noticed the toll the constantly fluctuating two years of pandemic restrictions had taken on all of us, but it has been a real challenge. But, the truth of the Lord is, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). The coming of Jesus, the life of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus, and the sending forth of the Spirit of Jesus all point to one thing—new things. 

The new thing for PI in 2022 is the year of family. With a bit of fear and trembling, we are entering 2022 with the boldest plan we have ever embarked upon as we resume many of our training schools, begin new ones, but above all, this is the year of reasserting the foundation of the ministry of PI. We ARE family. Our spiritual dad, Jack Taylor, went on to be with Jesus this past year, but his message has been deeply embedded within us, “The Kingdom of God is a family with a good, good Father!” This has been our mantra and our key mechanism to change the world— become family with believers, leaders, and laborers around the world together, and all things will become new. 

Our team is aggressively launching travel in 2022, revisiting the homes of the frontline shepherds and hidden heroes we serve beside in the nations. We will sleep on their couches or in their kid’s room, sit around the dining table loving one another, encourage their churches and ministries, but above all, we will rekindle the magic that makes all things move—love and trust.   

Every four years PI holds a massive event in Europe called Family Camp. It is a week focused on family and Jesus— our team, families, and international friends and partners and their families. It IS the epic thing PI does. 2022 is the time! Due to crazy restrictions, we are boldly daring to host three Family Camps next year. First will be our U.S. Family Camp. 25–30 couples from Latin America and Asia will cascade into Lubbock and then to the mountains of New Mexico for an adventure of a lifetime. Our European Family Camp will include 200 people from 13 European nations. Then, we will conclude our year of family in southern Kenya, where couples from around Africa will be loved, served, and have their “feet washed” by our team.

It will be a new thing—the year of family will relight the torch of Kingdom advancement, for the best IS yet to come!