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2018 CLC World Issue 1  

Welcome to CLC World! This free mission magazine enables us to share with you, our faithful supporters, current news, testimonies, as well as prayer and praise points, illustrating how we are daily impacting thousands of lives in nearly 50 countries.

As I began looking over my schedule for the New Year, I was struck by how quickly Easter will be upon us. Having just celebrated our Saviour’s birth, I expected more time to get ready for Easter. However, the surprise quickly wore off, and I began to think about how best to share the Good News story in 2018.   

The truth remains that every unbeliever around us needs to know about God’s amazing grace, love and mercy. By accepting Jesus’ death, resurrection and great love for us, and by repenting for past mistakes, we become a child of God. And that’s just the beginning! From that point on, we begin to build an incredible relationship with Someone who loves us unconditionally for infinity. How is that not the best news ever? 

Still our story isn’t finished! As our relationship with Jesus deepens, our love for Him grows. Our heart’s desire is to be more like Him. As we allow God to work in us, changing us into His likeness, we begin to reflect His love and light to others. His Spirit in us guides our actions, speech, hearts and minds. He enables us to share this great love with those we meet.  We, in effect, become the Gospel story: My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Gal. 2:20 NLT). If this is true in our lives, the question remains, will this be the year we let something hold us back from being the Gospel?

From the Editor, Amanda Lutes