I wanted to start off this blog by thanking you guys so much for supporting our ministry. I know so many of you have either been personally impacted by college ministry or had someone you know impacted by it. None of this would be possible without your support. These blogs really can't begin to share all the amazing stories I get to see and hear of students lives being radically transformed through the work God is doing in their lives. This intervention not only effects them, but everyone around them. Those students will continue telling other people about Jesus and bringing new people into a deeper relationship with Him. Cycles of abuse or depression stops with them, so their future families won't have to suffer the same upbringing they did. Relationships that were unhealthy or broken can begin being mended. I can't say it emphatically enough- Thank You!
With that being said, I want to tell you a little bit about our annual fundraiser. We're currently in the middle of our Keep FOCUS Growing Initiative, and we hope to raise $45,000 by December 9th. We're still a far way off from this goal. You can learn more about it or donate at www.anyfocus.org/itsworthit. During the campaign we've been releasing videos every few days to share more about how lives have been transformed and why it really is worth it. I thought the current video brought up some really cool points that I wanted to highlight.
• If 100 people gave $5 donations, we'd have enough materials to study the bible with 200 students.
• If 100 people gave $50 donations, we'd be able to afford 100 counseling hours.
• If 10 people gave $200 donations, we could afford advertising on all of our campuses for an entire school year.
• If 20 people gave $1000 donations, we could afford a new administrative position.
All of those things are desperately needed if we want to continue going and growing as a ministry. I really encourage you guys to be praying and thinking about whether God is calling you to give and how much He may be asking you to give. If it's $5 or $1000, it really is worth it! In addition to that I'd like to ask that you be praying and thinking of people you know who would also be excited to invest in campus ministry! Often times people don't give because they didn't know there was an opportunity to give. We'll never be able to reach our goal without your prayers and support, though.