â€˜In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joyâ€¦ being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.â€™ (Philippians 1:4-6)
It was wonderful. Our 20th anniversary celebration last month exuded joy and gratitude to God for all he has done for us and through us. We sang, we laughed, we dreamed, we ate and drank, and we celebrated Godâ€™s goodness. Inspired by three beautiful short films, created by our friend Phil Mash, we looked back to how it all began for BCT and remembered how God has nurtured and grown the work, and touched the lives of tens of thousands of children. We also looked to the future and outlined our plans to resource church leaders all over the world to reach marginalised children, in the name of Jesus.
In our experience â€“ and in the Bible â€“ God fulfils his plans for his people and does not rest until those plans are completed. We rejoice at how God has fulfilled his plans for BCT so far, but we are confident that those plans are not yet complete. God is not finished with us yet!
Please continue to pray for BCT; that we will hear Godâ€™s voice, follow his leading and obey his commands as we look to the future. May he have his way in us and our project partners, until his plans are completed â€“ for his own glory and for the sake of the countless children who need to know and experience his love.
Above all, we all wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for journeying with us. We are looking forward to the next 20 years with expectation, and we hope you will carry on with us to see Godâ€™s plans continue to unfurl.
By the way, I hope the photos in this post will give you a flavour of what was an unforgettable day. And naturally, all three of the films I mentioned are now on our YouTube channel.