AS we begin this new year together, the “air” is pregnant with expectation. I confess that, by Christmas, I wondered if the Lord was going to be speaking less through this apostolate in the coming year. It has been the opposite. I sense the Lord almost eager to speak to His beloved ones… And so, day by day, I will continue to strive to let His words be in mine, and mine in His, for your sake. As the Proverb goes:
Where there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint. (Prov 29:18)
And as dear St. John Paul II said:
Now is above all the hour of the lay faithful, who, by their specific vocation to shape the secular world in accordance with the Gospel, are called to carry forward the Church’s prophetic mission by evangelizing the various spheres of family, social, professional and cultural life. —Address to the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee on their “Ad Limina” visit, May 28th, 2004
That mission does not change according to the times. In fact, it is more urgent than ever. And that’s why The Now Word is here: to help you find and live in God’s will for your life so that you are a source of light to the world around you. As the world grows in spiritual darkness, the opportunity for us to shine is ever brighter! That’s pretty exciting if you ask me.
But I cannot do this ministry without your help. The Now Word is a full-time apostolate that has only existed to this point because of your prayers and generosity. As this new year continues, I come to you again as a beggar to help me reach souls in whatever way you can. In fact, I pray that those of you who are financially capable will really pray about making a big difference in our apostolate this year. I hate thinking about money but that’s the reality every ministry faces in the twenty-first century. I don’t ask very often, but I need to today.
This year, we are praying about expanding my ministry into a podcast and/or videocast, if it is desired by you. I’m also discerning whether the Lord wants me to do more outreach in person. So pray that God will shower me with Wisdom and Light so that I may know and do His Will with joy and without reserve.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?… Though an army encamp against me, my heart does not fear; though war be waged against me, even then do I trust. (Psalm 27:1, 3)
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Last, Lea and I want to thank you for your prayers, support, and beautiful letters that flooded in over Christmas. Our family is no different than any other—we are all under siege. But that’s why we have to stick together, right?
You are loved.
Mark & Lea
Bless you, and thank you!
Mark & Lea Mallett