All of the Christian life is one of faith. By faith in Christ’s grace, we enter the Kingdom. By faith in his Holy Spirit, we live the Christian life. By faith, we trust Jesus to introduce himself through us to our friends and neighbors.
By faith as a college ministry, we trust God will provide staff and students to lead in evangelism, teaching and growth on all of our 23 campuses across the state! What an exciting calling we have! By faith as a global church, we are trusting the Lord of Lords to open doors for everyone everywhere to hear about his amazing offer of salvation, repent and believe!
Thankfully, we have a God of provision, in whom we can safely place our faith. Similar to all of the obvious provisions God makes for the Christian life, ministry and the church—Jenn and I have the privilege of trusting God to provide for not only all of our financial, life and ministry needs but also medical and family needs as well.
The reason that we write this extra letter is to ask if you might be in the position to give a special one-time gift. As you know, Cru has zero central funds for ministry, health and staff expenses. As always, a few monthly supporters, due to financial hardships, needed to drop off of our financial team. This loss totals $625/month. We are working on raising additional monthly support to make up for this loss, but our greatest need is to cover weekly private therapies and medical expenses that our son Gianluca has had and will have in 2019 because of his on-going struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please know that we have seen considerable development in Gianluca that is directly the result of these targeted therapies and schooling he is getting. We are hopeful for more progress! We also must cover several ministry conferences and expenses.
Last year God provided all of our $5000 goal! The total amount we are depending on God to provide moving into the 2019 year is again $5000. This covers Gianluca’s therapies for 12 months, which are $250/month out-of-pocket after a $1000 deductible and it covers some other ministry and life needs as well.
Would you prayerfully consider helping us reach these funds by giving a special gift of $500, $250, $75 or some other amount?
Make checks payable to “Cru” and mail them back with provided envelope by December 15th. You can also give online: www.GIVE.SFORZAGRAMS.com. All gifts are tax-deductible! Feel free to call/text/email us with any questions.
Whatever you decide, our full appreciation for you is unchanging. Thank you!