The news can make it seem like we are coming apart. But you showed otherwise. You demonstrated love for vulnerable neighbors, despite the violence entering our homes through television. That is the America I believe in. Thank you.
Restoring Hope campaign success
While others were distracted by an election and the drama that followed, you quietly set an example by supporting those in need. Heros don’t serve for glory. Heros help others. Thank you for being a hero. We set a big goal of raising $500,000 in the final quarter of 2020. Amid the uncertainty of COVID, the economy, and the elections you responded.
You gave $637,477 in support! You helped us finish the year with cash giving of $1,010,758 an increase of 15% over 2019 and 45% over 2018. Thank you!
What does that mean?
Because of you more neighborhoods will be reached with the help of a lawyer and the hope of God’s love. We plan to add 42 new locations across the country this year. We are adding six in January. Thank you.
Each neighborhood represents a partnership with a local church made possible by your support. Each church identifies a team of five to ten volunteers for us to train. These volunteers use their gifts to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly alongside neighbors in need. And people are served. Each location means justice is more accessible for vulnerable neighbors. Thank you.
We hoped to expand our presence in Phoenix, Arizona in 2020 but COVID postponed those plans. With your support, we hired Camelia Gonzalez to lead our efforts in Phoenix. You are making it possible for us to add several new legal ministries around the Phoenix area. Thank you.
Journey to Justice
Your support made it possible for us to share the opportunity to do justice with more people through our Journey to Justice program. If you have not attended this free 45-minute introduction to Administer Justice, you will want to do so. The tour of our mission demonstrates how we serve, why we serve, and ways you can make a difference. No financial ask. This is an introduction to God’s heart for justice and how others can be part of a gospel-centered justice movement. Our country needs this now more than ever.
I hope you will attend an upcoming event and invite others to join you. These are being held over zoom while we all pray for the roll-out of the vaccine and a return to live events. The blessing is joining with like-hearted people from across the country. God loves justice. Isa. 61:8. He created that love for justice in you. Come explore that love with us. We will have book studies, a virtual Restore Conference, and multiple opportunities for you to go deeper in your understanding – and doing – of justice in 2021. We hope you will join us.