Community Transformation Initiatives in the last two months have been outstanding. Every plan in motion has netted significant results. Plan, prayer, and pursuit have profited. Our goal was to connect with 1000 men in addition to those already reached by year’s end. I count 800 in our first 60 days of push along with 43 newly engaged volunteers in multiple capacities. Go ahead and fund the mission.
The only lagging item is support to continue. Dian and I took an astronomical leap of faith from corporate America to faith missionary 15 months ago. With enough to cover 9 months, we have lived 15. We do not regret one moment of faithfulness. God is our source. Honestly, it is not easy, but a few precious supporters have made the difference and a few small contract jobs. Now, we need you. Go ahead and fund the mission.
Spot gifts of $500 or $5,000 make up for the YOUs that don’t respond and allow us to hire a part-time administrator to keep right track of all the details. Go ahead and fund the mission
Then we will be free to focus fully on the men and children and families in front of us.
Individuals are grateful for supporters:
TC – in the West OKC neighborhood has gone from depressed to cheerful from unemployed to working from unproductive to engaged with his young daughter.
J – in EAST OKC reunited with his daughter after 21 years absence and has met his four grandchildren. They had never met him. He had never met them. CTI helped give them back their grandpa.
50 men took a visible stance in front of their families and friends and committed to stay the course.
20 men are committed to stand in the halls at school on behalf of hundreds of fatherless students.
P in Mexico wept before his family and committed to provide.
B in Texas took scripture to his son to stand with him in life threatening illness.
Over and over and over are stories like this in the last 60 days. Go ahead and fund the mission
Raising support is part of what is needed. You get the opportunity to participate in life-changing engagement and encouragement. You become as much honored in God’s heart as the ones doing the work. The faster the support accumulates, the more time we have to do what you commission us to do in educating, encouraging, and engaging men for families.
In the last 60 days, whole neighborhoods and cities are grateful for supporters……
At the Integris Men’s Health, our team talked 1-1 with over 200 men and distributed challenging books compliments of Tom Pace and Pace/Butler.
At the East Zion District Men’s Association great response.
At Tabitha Baptist on a Fearless Weekend, tremendous Sunday morning response after a strong weekend.
In West OKC, Eagles’ Crest is seeing beautiful response from the neighborhoods in family outreach with kids, men and women.
In West OKC, a church plant is in motion with Rev. Melvin Bunn to see even more families reached and strengthened. Supporters offer hope and healing to distressed community.
Weekly, we join with the Jesus House in prayer and study with the lead staff team in support and encouragement. Supporters keep the lights on for families in repair. Go ahead and fund the mission
In North OKC, recruits for Watch D.O.G.S. number over 20 and building to help at Tulakes. Jerry Kramer and Bobby Byers have jumped in to help as we recruited in concert with Life Church, Cherokee Hills Baptist and others. http://www.fearlessfathers.org/watchdogs
Challenge to some 50 men of Tabernaculo De Fe.
Beginning work with Epperly Heights in Del City.
Luncheon and golf are ready to reach on Sept 16th at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club with Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering and Hon. James Lankford with the U.S. House of Representatives, and Chuck Bowman, legendary FCA. http://www.championfatherstourney.org Supporters are a part of visibility and action for fathers and the fatherless.
Matamoros and area
Gualaneno, Moquetito, Rioje y CAREVI resulted in 300 mochillas (backpacks) full of school supplies. Supporters are a part of kids going to school with a chance of success.
A new church plant to reach and teach families and transplant the fathering initiative to North Texas and South Oklahoma is in motion. We have a team of eight volunteers engaged and connecting in Gainesville and have made good contact with local businesses. Supporters are a part of hope for fractured families. Go ahead and fund the mission
Across the U.S.
This Spring legislative season ended with 3450 legislators being reached in 33 states on a weekly basis with scripture, prayer, and encouragement. Many phone calls, emails, and letters have been exchanged in a chaplaincy support. Our teams have wept with legislators, prayed for family members, listened and encouraged, and helped them maintain order in our nation. Supporters are a part of that. Go ahead and fund the mission.