In the past year, I have had the honor of not only speaking in the US but I traveled back to the UK plus to Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic. In each country, God opened doors to do more ministry. I met so many new singles and leaders to be, all wanting to learn more of how to start and grow singles.
This past year Pray for a Mate was born. In one year, we have had over 200 churches start or will be starting Pray for a Mate. I am blown away at the comments I am getting from people whose lives have changed due to this ministry.
I republished all of my books/studies as well as a new study and DVD called Emerge by Arise Ministries. Arise focuses on single mom's ministry. I had the honor to be chosen to be one of their speakers and authors.
God finally brought me to California where I got to speak at several churches including David Jeremiah's, a dream come true. I have had the honor of coming back and working this past fall at North Coast Church in Vista, CA, allowing me to stay in the trenches of single adult ministry.
We had our 4th Labor Day Singles Retreat that was so successful. I also got to speak on the Klove Music cruise--what an honor. I attended the Metro Singles Pastor retreat as well.
While churches hiring singles pastors continues to go down (although young adult hiring’s are up), we do see an overall growth in singles ministries led by volunteers, all the more reason I need to keep doing what I am doing.
This year I have also continued to work on my personal health, changing my lifestyle and getting healthy so I can do more for the Lord.
So, what is new for 2018? Well, I have a few things on the calendar and praying for more. I will be headed back on the K-love Cruise in January, a Memorial retreat in Montana, Singles Cruise out of LA in May, Metro again in NC in June plus our retreat over Labor Day and of course, returning to Europe in the fall. My prayer team is in prayer for Australia in 2019.
So, what is the next step? I just pray I am in his step(s). Thanks for your help this year, for your prayers, for your purchases of my books/resources, for bringing me to your churches. I do ask that if The Singles Network Ministries has helped you in any way in 2017 or before, would you prayerfully consider and end the year donation to keep us going. I would so value and appreciate it. Click here for more info.
God bless you all as we continue to do the work God has called us to do. Love, Kris Swiatocho