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Greetings from the Mission Field of New York City
Is anyone else having trouble getting used to writing "2019" on everything? We're already a month into the new year and time just keeps on flying by. We spent the fall of 2018 on a brief furlough trip. We traveled the east coast reporting to churches that have partnered with us for years, as well as presenting our burden for NYC to potential new partners. The Lord blessed and encouraged us in so many ways. It's always exciting to meet the faces of those who have so faithfully prayed and supported us. It's equally exciting to share our passion and vision for the future of the ministry here in New York City. God has called us to big dreams. Planting five churches in all five boroughs of this city is a daunting task and one we cannot do alone. We are constantly reminded that this is a team effort and each of you are a big part of why we are able to continually minister in this spiritually starved city. 

Speaking of a team...we are excited to announce we have a new member. Betty Fey spent this past summer ministering with us during our day camps. The Lord confirmed her calling and in January she announced her decision to surrender to full time missions in New York City. She will be an incredible asset to our team. Her sending church is High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. She is currently working towards beginning the deputation process. Please pray for her, as well as our other teammates, Tony and Melissa Fraley who are currently on deputation. Also pray for our teammate Elvis Leon, who is finishing up Bible college. It's been years in the making, but God is doing big things and we are so excited to watch His plans unfold. If you're looking to take on any new missionaries this year, we cannot recommend these people enough. Please reach out to us for more information. 
This year we have two main goals. Our first focus is on our Rockaway Beach Church plant in Queens. As we pulled away during our furlough time, we realized our leadership in the church wasn't quite as strong as we originally thought and it took a few steps backwards. Because of this, our focus is to grow leaders to a point that transition to a long-term pastor would be a fruitful time for the church. Our second focus is on incubating a new work in Rego Park, Queens. We spent last summer helping a dying work in the area and at the pastor's request handed that back over to him. This time only increased our burden for this particular area of Queens, especially because this is the neighborhood we live in. In the 455 acres that make up the neighborhood, over 30,000 people live there with very little biblical influence. As a matter of fact, the only known bible believing church is the one we helped and they are struggling to influence the neighborhood by themselves, so the need is great. 

So, as we look forward to a fantastic 2019, we are currently making plans for future ministry opportunities. Please be in prayer with us for our teammates and goals and we look forward to reporting great things that God is doing in New York City.

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers.

In His service,
Ron, Susan, Noah, and Allyson Taylor