Merry Christmas! It is upon us.
And there is so much to be grateful for.
I’m grateful for all our many retreatants – many of whom I recently spoke with during our phonathon.
I’m grateful for the new kinds of retreats we’re offering for those who before had no place to make retreat.
I’m grateful for our expanding youth ministry that ministers to six thousand young people.
Most of all, I’m grateful for those of you who sacrifice on the Center’s behalf. You are our partners. All the success of this past year, and all the promise of the year to come, rests with this partnership.
Your financial gifts keep our retreat fees low, help provide scholarships for those unable to pay, and allow us to assist schools serving low-income families. It helps us provide retreats for the homeless, for those contending with addiction, and this past year, for those suffering abuse.
If you haven’t made your Annual Fund gift, I’ll hope you can do so today. And if you can add a little to what you did last year, all the better. It may very well make all the difference to a person – who perhaps for the first time – is trying to put God into his or her life.
May God’s grace be upon you, and your family, in this holiest of seasons.