This Christmas season marks our “12th year anniversary” of serving full-time in ministry helping business executives entrust their lives, marriages and businesses to the Lord. We have seen many 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. What a blessing and privilege to be His servants witnessing to these miracles.
We stretched to do as much as we possibly could by way of evangelism outreach during the year with two trips to China and local Chicago discipleship activities. We have been careful stewards, but the costs have been high and are continuing to rise. Our most pressing need at this time is to raise additional support to complete our 2005/2006 budget. We need an additional $9,000 in order to finish the year well. God has been gracious to meet all our needs in the past and we believe He will continue to provide that what is needed to serve Him most effectively.
In preparation for another year of ministry Sherri and I have spent much time in prayer planning and laying the ground work for a new season of spreading the joy and hope we have in Jesus. Despite all the headlines, there is peace on earth and good will toward men, women and children…but only in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Let’s get that message out together. You may not be able to stand with us in the trenches, but your support certainly enables us to do so.
We hope you might be able to partner with us. What you can give right now will really help us to end the 2005 budget in the black and spring us into 2006. We are so grateful to God for our ministry partners and generous friends. Some may have given all they can afford to give at this time and if that is you, please just accept our gratitude for all you have done. But if you are able to make a special Christmas donation at this time, it would help us a great deal.
Your support will allow us to continue full time Christian work as ambassadors of Jesus Christ. 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 hundred folds. It’s a powerful investment with great eternal rewards.
When heaven has told us that the news about Jesus is for all the people, how can we rest when many of the people don’t know Him yet? Let this Christmas be, not only about Jesus, but about the people He died for. Thank you for allowing us to share our needs and hearts. Your prayers and encouragements are greatly needed and appreciated. Our prayer is that you and your loved ones will have a joy-filled celebration of our Savior’s birth and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.
Serving Him together with you.