“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11
On January 23rd at 6:30 in the evening I had the honor to participate in one of the key moments in the lives of 10 of our residents, the moment when they walked across our stage in cap and gown and became graduates. Some are graduating from high school, some are graduating from technical college and some are receiving their General Educational Development (GED) degree. It was in that moment that I was struck by the fact that their lives were being transformed–they were walking away from the past and into the promise of a new future filled with hope.
As I began to write this letter and reflect back on this glorious celebration, I was reminded that Easter is the season where we celebrate how Jesus transformed our lives through his burial, resurrection and ascension. He gave you, me, our residents, and the entire world the opportunity to receive a new life filled with hope. Here at The United Methodist Children’s Home, because of your continued generous support, we are in the ministry of transforming lives every day. Our mission is to provide redemptive, healing services to children, youth and families that can only come from the transformative love of Jesus Christ.
So I say, thank you for giving the people we serve a chance for a new life filled with hope…a transformed life! It’s my hope that you will prayerfully consider investing in our continued efforts to change the lives of at-risk children and families in Georgia through the love of Jesus Christ.
May God richly bless you and your family this Easter holiday,
Chief Executive Officer,
The United Methodist Children’s Home
PS. Several anonymous donors have stepped forward with a matching gift challenge. Every gift we receive online during Holy Week will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
That means that $50 becomes $100! $100 becomes $200! We are making great progress and are already three-quarters of the way to our $30,000 goal. Your gift could be the one that meets our goal. Double your impact by giving today.
Thank you for giving generously to help twice as many proud graduates!