May 24, 2011
I am writing to let you know of an incredible ministry opportunity and to ask for your help with launching it.
This February, the Secretary of State asked if I would be interested in launching a chaplaincy ministry to their organization. After my initial feelings of joy and excitement at how God had answered our prayer of nearly 5 years, and humility as I considered the responsibilities that would accompany this new role, I immediately thanked God and our Secretary of State for this opportunity. Next, I consulted one of the top evangelical corporate chaplaincy organizations in America, to see if they would be willing to train me as one of their own. They agreed. Then I asked the Secretary of State if he would be willing to meet with me twice weekly so that we could work out together, and so that I could begin developing a working ministry relationship with him, and he agreed. Shortly after this, The Arkansas Times interviewed me, in a story they were doing on the Bible’s influence within Arkansas’ Capitol; to read this article click http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/the-word-at-the-capitol/Content?oid=1657477.
While there is much to praise God for, there are also some things we will need help with before being able to launch this new phase of ministry. Prior to launching, we are calling on all our ministry partners to begin:
- Praying: for us, and all we will be caring for in this new phase of ministry, and
- Giving: it will cost a minimum of $1,000 in new monthly funding to initiate this new phase of ministry.
How can I help? Many hands will make the labor light. I believe we have enough ministry partners to initiate this new phase of ministry. If 100 ministry partners decide to cover a small portion of the monthly start-up cost (i.e. for $5, $10 or $20 per month), then our start-up costs would be realized. With this in mind, would you be willing to be one of the first 100 people to help launch this new phase of ministry?
To set-up a monthly/quarterly gift giving schedule, click http://www.capitolcom.org/arkansas/donate . It only takes a couple of minutes to set-up, and your gifts will be tax-deductible. Contact me if you have questions.
Jenni and I thank God for you. We appreciate you, and your partnership in ministry. Thank you also for any amount you may decide to help with, as we prepare to reach more people in the capitol community for Christ.
State Director, Arkansas