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Dear Pacific Community,

I head on maternity leave in just a few days (with my last day being Thursday, January 28th). I can't believe this time has come–from finding out we were pregnant in June, to now being almost 36 weeks in and being a few weeks away from meeting our little one–we could not be more excited (and nervous, if we're completely honest). 

As I reflect on the years of your support, it is truly humbling to have you a part of this team–my team–whether its been through your phone calls/texts of encouragement, or financial generosity, or your prayers for us, or your invested time, I am often speechless and lack the words to express my full gratitude. You are a gift. You are part of something big. You are part of connecting young families to the support they often desperately need–a caring supportive adult. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I can't wait to continue telling you more stories, but for now it is time to focus on my own family and embrace parenthood. 

Young Families continues on with an incredible team who passionately serve the young parents of Surrey. I have sat together with this team many times sharing tears, deep joys, heavy hearts, and belly laughter as we continued to see the hope in those we serve. This past year we have diligently been coming together as a team and envisioning new dreams and ideas together. I am thrilled to see what comes out of this next year. We have had many new referrals and are connecting with new young moms regularly. I have no doubt the young parents that connect with this team will know they are loved and deeply cared for.

Would you join us in prayer? Please pray for Young Families this year and the many things they will embrace and encounter as they diligently continue to bring the hope of Christ to the young parents they meet.

At this point, I hope all those who have been giving financially this past year have received my personal hand-written card in the mail with options of steps you can take with your support. Your partnership through out my mat-leave allows my account to build to a healthy spot and ensures a quick return. Please don't hesitate to contact the head office to move, stop or ask questions about your giving.  

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Peace to you my friends. I look forward to connecting again (in a year).

With a full heart,       
Charlotte Toney