2013 was a good year where the Lord remained faithful in providing for Arise and blessing everyone involved. The year was not without its challenges however, which included: the extensive renovation to the complex where the Hidden Treasure shop operates, moving the shop within the complex, increased rental, and limited storage space. Also, trying to raise funds for the various phases of the project in Emmaus. And perhaps the biggest challenge was when Mark and Sara went back to the USA on furlough. Arise and the community are really missing them.