Continued Hope in God’s Unshakeable Love

Dear Friend,

After a whirlwind 2020, full of so much unpredictability each and every day, I am glad to see the start of a new year — even if we don’t know what the new year has in store.

While COVID-19 presented us with a host of challenges last year, one thing that I’m grateful for is that it’s brought front-and-center the importance of prayer. Storms may come, troublesome winds may rock against our health and well-being … but as we pray for those in need and for each other, it is the unshakeable love of God that brings comfort! And that love shines brightly through the support of friends like you, as you help provide for the men, women and children we are called to serve.

Right now, the world is an uncertain and scary place. People need a refuge beyond what they can see. They need a place where they can be reconciled to God, while experiencing forgiveness for their sins and healing for their brokenness. Now more than ever, I am reminded of just how good the good news of Jesus Christ really is — and what a blessing it is to share it.

What an amazing calling we have: to minister to our neighbor’s needs — both physical and spiritual — while we demonstrate the love of God to them. Please know that I am deeply grateful for the hope that you help bring. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus during this crisis!


Patrick H. Vanderburgh, D.Min.