This winter marks our “10th year anniversary” of serving at “Christ Community Church” here in St. Charles, Illinois and our “5th year of ministry” with Campus Crusade for Christ International. God has been working in tremendous ways through our involvement with “Executive Ministries, Family Life, Straight Talk and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast” in helping business executives entrust their lives, marriages and businesses to the Lord.
We have seen hundreds of men and women of influence reach out to their peers and introduce them to the Savior. We have seen broken and hurt people being restored and given hope. We have seen angry and bitter people discover real forgiveness and misguided people find real direction. It has all been the sovereign work of our almighty God through these four ministries. What a blessing, and privilege, to be His servants witnessing to these miracles.
Sherri and I have spent much time over the summer months praying, planning and laying the ground work for a new season of outreach breakfast and dinner events, family and parenting conferences, prayer meetings, men’s and women’s leadership development, Bible studies and individual discipleship and evangelism. We are also actively involved with our political leadership and provide the administrative support for the annually held “Governor’s Prayer Breakfast” in addition to seminar and workshop teachings at churches and secular institutions.
As we look toward another year of ministry we would ask you to prayerfully consider being our partner to bring the gospel and God’s plan to thousands of new people. Our most pressing need at this time is to raise additional support to complete our 1999 budget. We have had one consistent obstacle that has made raising support difficult. Working for 25 years in the commodity trading field prior to becoming missionaries has fosters the unfortunate assumption that we have little need of financial assistance. The truth, however, is that we are completely dependent on your financial support and faithful prayers to work in ministry.
Your support allows us to continue full time Christian work as ambassadors of Jesus Christ. We are inexpressibly grateful and appreciative. It is easy to be moved by the many obvious needs both domestically and internationally. However, our calling is to bring influential people at senior levels of business and government to our Lord Jesus Christ. When transformed, their influence and priorities will multiply. It is a powerful investment with the potential for great results and rewards. One only has to think of the impact on our nation when God transformed people like Senator Armstrong, Senator Ashcroft and Chuck Colson, just to mention a few, as a result of a senior executive’s willingness to share the Gospel with them.
Would you prayerfully consider becoming a financial investor in our work with the leadership? God has been gracious to meet our needs these past 5 years, and we believe He will continue to provide that what we need to serve Him even more effectively.
Thank you for allowing us to share our needs and hearts. Your prayers, encouragements and financial backing is greatly needed and appreciated (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV).
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