Whether you are leaving college or well into your adult life, seasons tend to change. New responsibilities and blessings will alter your course. In fact, Jenn and I have a new season coming our way! Due late July, we are expecting our third child! We are super excited and thankful God chose to bless our family once more. While we would have been happy to have either a boy or a girl, God chose to diversify our portfolio WITH A GIRL! Her name will be Lana Isabel Sforza.
The reason we call this letter special is to share transparently about our needs. As you know, Cru has no central funds to pay for staff salaries, health costs and ministry expenses. Your partnership is crucial for us to continue this Kingdom work as a family.
In addition to Lana’s practical baby needs (about $100/month) and upfront pregnancy, labor and delivery costs (about $2000 out-of-pocket), a third child on Campus Crusade’s healthcare plan will increase our monthly premium by $500/month. Also, over the past 6 months, we lost $755/month in support due to partners having financial or health hardships. Combined, this reflects a support gap of $1405/month.
Thankfully, after pursuing new friends and seeing current partners increase, the Lord has already brought in $650/month toward this goal! We will continue to work hard on gaining more partners this summer (along with other staff assignments like Summer Connect – more on that in June!).
As of now though, this still amounts to a total need of $705/month. By year’s end this would leave us with a shortfall of over $5000 for 2017. We are trusting God to provide!
Would you prayerfully consider helping us reach these funds by either
- giving a special one-time gift?
- increasing your giving if you’re already a partner?
- or by joining our team of partners at any monthly amount?
Please make checks payable to “Cru” and mail them back with provided envelope by June 15th. You can also give online: www.GIVE.SFORZAGRAMS.com. All gifts are tax-deductible! Feel free to contact us with any questions: Joey.Sforza@cru.org.
You have been so gracious to us over the years, and for that we are grateful. Whatever you decide, our full appreciation for you is unchanging. Thank you!
Joey, Jenn, Gianluca, Gabriel and Lana Sforza 🙂