Once again H2H is using a letter as our Summer 2018 Fundraising Event. Last year’s fundraising letter was a great success, raising almost $10,000 to help carry the ministry through to the end of 2017! Our goal for this year is to raise $15,000 through this “event”. We are very excited to see how God is going to move in the hearts of His people and bless H2H!
The old saying “What would Jesus do?” has taken on new meaning and importance for us at H2H this year! We have strived to be ambassadors for Jesus by spreading His love, encouragement, compassion and Godly counselor to those He has led to H2H. Our staff and board of directors have often asked ourselves this question to determine how we would move forward in dealing with situations including supporting clients in crisis, making decisions regarding the day-to-day functioning of the ministry, and giving direction to the ministry as a whole. We have made great efforts to do things in the way that Jesus Himself would by following His example.
In order to discern what Jesus would do, all we need to do is look in scripture and observe how He lived out His ministry here on earth. We see Him lovingly accept and be respectful of those who crossed His path regardless of their social status, life situation or station/vocation in life. He met people right where they were at and challenged them toward spiritual growth and healing. He also lovingly confronted sin and spoke God’s truth to even the most hard-hearted people. He waited patiently for God’s perfect time (even when it seemed to be too late) to offer help and healing.
As we strive to follow Jesus’ example of totally trusting His Heavenly Father’s direction, we too have witnessed amazing demonstrations of God’s healing love, power, and mercy both for our clients and for our staff personally as well. We have had the privilege of being used by God and witnessing amazing healing take place in wounded and broken relationships, God’s amazing provision for people in dire situations, and spiritual restoration. We give God all the glory and thanks for being willing to use ordinary people like us to work out His perfect plans!
As you well know, doing ministry does involve financial commitment and responsibilities. Approximately one half of our clients are able to give a donation of some amount, usually between $10 and $50 per session, with most making a $25 donation. Donations generated from counseling services are not nearly enough to keep our doors open so we rely heavily on the generosity of the friends of H2H to be able to provide for the ministry. We have two fundraising efforts per year, this letter which serves as our spring/summer fundraiser and our Thanksgiving appeal letter that is sent out in late October. Between these two mailings, we need to receive the majority of our finances for the year.
Would you please prayerfully consider making a generous gift of any amount that best fits within your budget to H2H to help us meet our financial responsibilities and keep our doors open? We will be tracking our progress toward meeting our fundraising goal of $15,000 on our Website at heart2heartsupport.org, so please visit often and be encouraged by seeing God move in amazing ways to bless H2H through our ministry partners and friends.