Posted on December 31, 2018 Happy 2019!
[pie chart]73%Support Pledged

Dear friend,

I wish you a very happy and healthy new year! May God’s hope, love, joy, and peace live within you and through you during 2019!

Thank you to all who attended my commissioning service on December 15th. It was a humbling experience to look out and see faces of dear friends, family, colleagues, and supporters. I still get a little choked up when I think about it. I felt very loved, prayed for, and supported by everyone, even those who weren’t there in person.

Since I have been commissioned I have been asked “When are you leaving?”

I don’t have a departure date yet, but I have a feeling it will be in a few months. In my last newsletter, I mentioned my recurring pledged support was at 83% and now it is 93%. So, a 10% increase in just two months is a huge YAY God!  Once at 100%, I will go out to the International Ministries home office and the departure date can be set.

Thank you for journeying with me this year as I prepare to serve in Bolivia. I am eager to see what God has in store for my ministry in 2019.


Mercy Johnson, Vice President of the Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries, commissioning me on behalf of the board!

Team Nash were commissioned as well on December 15th! Front left to right: Carolyn Adams, Marlon Salamanca, Kacie Salamanca. Back left to right: Betty Utter, Emily Kok, Sarah Nash, Becky Nash, Sarah Strosahl Kagi.

Praying for and laying on of hands. It was a very sacred moment.

Praises and prayers:

– Praise that my ongoing pledged support is at 93%.

– Pray that my recurring support will reach 100% by the end of January!

– Pray for good health and safety as I travel in January and February.

– Pray for me as I wrap up my life in the US and transition to life in Bolivia.