December 26, 2010
2010 will be remembered as the “Year of Stretching Faith” for the Aldermans. Our first full year of ministry under the Capitol Commission name started with some uncertainty about the future of our ministry, but God showed Himself faithful in so many ways and reaffirmed His calling to us over and over again.
We’re mindful (and grateful) that you stood with us during this challenging time in our work. Thank you so much for your prayers, giving and encouragement. God has blessed us with growing opportunities to reach the hearts of the political community in Maryland under a ministry president and board with integrity and vision. God kept this ministry going. There is no other explanation.
Our faith-stretching year also included the First Annual Pastors’ Commission at the Capitol, the First Annual election Eve Prayer Walk and the beginning of our interim Bible studies for legislative aides (which will continue during the legislative session). We weren’t always sure how these events would get off the ground, but again, God did it.
By the way, we just studied John 3:1-21 in December – a great Christmas passage! You can find it here.
Many have graciously asked about our financial situation this year. While it was a struggle some months, we had more donations than in previous years, for which we’re thankful. Some activities had to be canceled or changed due to funds, though, and as we head into a new year we obviously want to be on stronger footing financially. We are behind around 40 percent right now. Would you pray that our budget would be met in 2011?
You can also help with a tax-deductible gift this week to end out the year. I’d be honored, too, to partner with you in spreading the gospel on a monthly basis. We have donors who share anywhere between $20 and $200 each month. What a key part of our team and blessing they are! As you can imagine, it becomes easier to budget our needs when we can know what is coming in monthly.
Contributions may be made securely by credit card on our newly designed website www.capitolcom.org, or by mailing them to Capitol Commission, PO Box 63118, Charlotte, NC 28263-3118 (please indicate that your gift is for ministry in Maryland).
January will be exciting with the start of the new session and introductions of the new legislators who were elected in November. Thanks for standing with us in this crucial ministry!
State Director, Maryland