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It is with great joy and reflection that I share this update with you today. On this day, nine years ago, LIA International was born. From those humble beginnings, God has brought forth and multiplied our ministry among the nations where we serve today.

As we celebrate this historic and memorable day, please join me with a spirit of thankfulness and gratitude for the last nine years. We have grown from a small staff in Ethiopia to nearly 100 staff serving among eight nations! With this growth in mind, please also join me in praying for a hedge of protection from the enemy who would want to challenge this work in several areas.

As LIA progresses and expands, we know that evil lurks and sometimes we see the attempts. Please specifically pray for the protection of our staff working among the nations, our partner churches who are the light and salt in their community, and for the poor and vulnerable that we serve, together.

May God continue to bring transformation in each and every one of our lives – a transformation that far exceeds anything that we could have ever imagined. From experience, we know that such transformation is happening among the poor we serve. Thank you for joining us in this cause, especially as we celebrate today.