No, this isn't an accidental post from 5 1/2 months ago... it's actually for today - May 16, 2017. Because of the Christmas holidays followed by a huge mission trip to Costa Rica and then a full calendar of events from January through the end of April we had to push pause on several of our office obligations, important responsibilities, and personal priorities until things slowed down enough to go back and pick back up from where we left off... which was right after our greatest banquet ever in December. So today marks the day that I return back to where we pushed pause at the end of 2016. In a weird way it feels just like January 1st all over again (Happy New Year!). We have thank you notes and gifts for our banquet donors, unopened mail that dates back to Dec (don't worry, we made sure we opened the urgent and most important items), several months of emails (we did already handle most of the urgent and highly important emails), over $80k worth of receipts to enter into our financial software (again, not to worry, we have paid all of our bills on-time, entered all of our income and donations, and taken care of all time sensitive reports and responsibilities), and countless other tasks... in fact, with the exception of about 15 minutes, I still haven't seen the 4 hour tribute video with 170 videos submitted by many of you awesome people!! So, that's our ministry update. It's New Years in May in the GTD office and I'm tackling 6 months of tasks that had to be pushed to the back-burner. They're now on the front-burner and I'm running full steam ahead. Many of our upcoming posts for the next few weeks will be updates related to things from the first half of 2017. There's a lot to share so get ready for an adventurous ride!