I hope you have enjoyed a few of the stories of what God is doing at and through R:TC. Many of you have shared your responses, from tears of gratitude to conviction of cynicism. As I hear this feedback and see your giving and prayers for us, I am overwhelmed with thankfulness to our God.
I want to share one more, very important story. A Story of Thanks to You. You have now become part of my Story at R:TC. Here are some ways you have encouraged me in my Story of Thanks.
Thank you so much for reading these stories. As I hit send each time, I wonder if people read them. I have no doubt that you have a lot to read in your inbox, so to pick our email and read it, is such a huge blessing to us. Thank you for taking the time to join with us in these stories.
Thank you for Giving. We reached our goal of $10,000 in 2018. 25% of our ministry is underwritten by gifts like you gave. We want to increase our ministry efforts, but to even dream of that, we need help from people like you, whether it is $5 or $5000. We are excited with you to be a part of what God is doing in Biblical Counseling. Thank you for being so excited that you would give to our ministry.
Lastly, but definitely not least, thank you for praying FOR us, and for praying WITH us for the people in these stories; whether it be the new couple starting to plant a church, the young boy considering suicide, the family that is struggling through abuse, or the churches we work with. Thank you for praying. If you didn’t get to see all the stories you can check them out at our Blog here.
Praying for Petitions
As we embark on 2019, how can we pray for you? One of my favorite quotes is from an old Pastor, John Newton, who is known for penning the Hymn, Amazing Grace. The quote goes like this:
“Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.”
I am excited to bring petitions with you to our King. There is nothing too big or too small that he cannot handle, and we want to ask the King to help you in whatever ways we can. What is the one petition that feels big for you right now? Is it chronic pain, a hard relationship, a struggling child, cancer diagnosis, missing family this time of year? Would you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can pray for you?
Thankful for you,
Biblical Counseling Director for Redemption: Twin Cities