FOCUS ON THE FAMILY BROADCAST NOV 26TH-27TH
Please pray for all listening, that Jesus become central in all marriages, that hearts be softened, reconciliation happens and marriages are healed.
HOPE MATTERS MARRIAGE MINISTRIES UPDATE:
Hope Matters Marriage Ministries has been awarded a 4th quarter matching gifts grant of $25,000 for any gifts over and above normal giving for the balance of the calendar year 2012.
We are humbled by this and are so grateful for God’s provision in what has been a difficult year in many ways yet rewarding in watching the Lord’s redemptive and restorative power played out in our family’s life. We are blessed! Lauren is progressing well, praise Jesus! Yet, we are still on this journey of recovery.
Hope Matters does have a great need financially as we had to cancel our speaking engagements for the year and were unable to counsel much of the first quarter and about 50% in the second & third quarters in order to actively participate in Lauren’s recovery.
We now are building the counseling portion of the ministry back and are now about 65% of our weekly availability. Despite all of this, as we strive to be obedient to “the race that has been set before us” our reach has increased with the platform that the Lord has put before us. We have been given the opportunity to discuss God’s love and His redemptive plan thru various mass media opportunities to more people than ever before, and this will only increase in the 4th quarter and first quarter of 2013.
Please pray that we would be good stewards of these opportunities and please prayerfully consider making a financial contribution to Hope Matters before the end of the Year. Your contribution will be doubled by a local foundation and your gifts are tax deductible as we are a 501c3 not for profit organization.
Thank you for this consideration and please continue to pray for our family and our ministry.
‘”Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”