Chapter 31: Reviewed and Presented

On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 14:27

Wow!  What a year!  Michelle and I looked back over the 2014 year and could not believe all that has transpired.  Prayers were answered, transition was made, family was enjoyed, and God moved in incredible ways.

Just to name a few major events:

  • This was our 3rd Christmas in Poland
  • We sent both kids to a private pre-k
  • Jack has lived more of his life in Poland than the U.S.
  • We found a great apartment in the middle of Krakow
  • We attended the Hillsong Conference in London
  • Brad competed in his first AeroPress Competition
  • Michelle lead music in her first worship event
  • We have had over 35 guests since July 1st, 2 were long term(+1 Month)
  • We completed our contract with Mission Corps and as managers of Sweet Surrender
  • We signed a contract with our sending church, Centerpoint Church out of Pagosa Springs, CO

God was faithful.

Looking to the upcoming year, we are blown away by what God has in store.

  • This will be our 3rd year in Poland
  • Brad’s sister is getting married
  • We celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary
  • We move forward in creating our own community around coffee
  • Brad will partner with a Coffee farm in Honduras
  • Michelle will lead more worship services
  • Stronger connections with our kids school and their friends’ families
  • Further studies in the Polish language

God is good.

In the upcoming weeks I plan to send out more detailed information about our families plans, budget requirements/plans, calendar of expected events and our potential plan for our visit to the states.

Remember that the God we serve not only has a plan for you and me, he is invested in us all.  I am thankful that it is not only my life God wants to be the provider for, but my entire family’s!  Praise God!

Please pray for our family in this upcoming year.  May God bless you and your family during this Christmas and New Year time.  Please let us know how we can pray for your family.  Much Love and God Bless from the Graves Family!


We leave you with this!

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
—Isaiah 30:20–21