Reflecting on the upcoming milestones for the ministry in 2017, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly says, “…we won’t be celebrating our work or efforts – we’ll be celebrating Him: God and His faithfulness and grace.”
See what’s to look forward to in the new year from this press release excerpt below (and read the full report on activities in 2016 here):
Looking ahead to 2017
Focus will kick off 2017 with the second Evangelicals for Life conference, featuring speakers like Jim Daly, Kelly Rosati, Russell Moore, Eugene Cho, and Matt Chandler, among others.
Next year also marks Focus’ 40th anniversary of providing Bible-based help, programming and counseling to families in need. The ministry will celebrate the milestone with the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Cruise to the Bahamas in November 2017. The celebration will take place aboard the Disney Dream, where families will spend four nights sailing in the Caribbean with stops in Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney Castaway Cay, a private island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.
Also commemorating a big achievement in 2017 is Adventures in Odyssey, which will mark 30 years of serving children through audio drama. AIO will mark the occasion in part by releasing a Bible next year. Clubhouse magazine will also be celebrating its 30th “birthday” next year.
With so many milestones coming up in 2017, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly wants to make it very clear who will be receiving all the glory:
“The staff and I are looking forward to commemorating Focus’ 40th anniversary next year, as well as other milestones,” said Daly. “But we won’t be celebrating our work or efforts – we’ll be celebrating Him: God and His faithfulness and grace.
“How grateful and humbled we are that God has chosen to use Focus to minister to millions of families. I’m thankful to be part of it – and I know I speak for the staff when I say we’re looking forward to continuing to serve God and families in 2017.”
Special thanks to Christian radio — a significant partner in this great work. We hope you’ll take the time to read the full report which includes a look at the amazing impact in 2016.