Dear Friend of FOA,
As we start this new year, it is with great confidence in the Lord that we can press forward each day with whatever is before us. As believers, we have the opportunity to walk by faith according to God’s Word. Our faith is misplaced if it is outside of His Word for faith is taking God at His Word. This is why we focus every day on the teaching of God’s Word. We want each man here to know God’s Word so they can take Him at His Word for the provision He has made for each of them to walk in fellowship with Him. When we come to know God’s Word, we come to know God! Thank you for continuing to pray for our students that they may know God’s provision of salvation for them through Jesus Christ. Thank you for praying for our staff as we each day desire to rest in the provision we have in Christ to minister to the men the Lord sends our way.
Last month I mentioned again our financial situation and a couple of sizable donations the Lord sent our way. You will see on the financial statement for this month that beyond those donations many others gave. At the end of November, we were at -$50,000 for the 2021 fiscal year. After December’s giving, we not only covered our monthly expenses, but we were able to cover that deficit with some left over. Please join us in thanking the Lord for this provision. Thank you for praying for this need and for giving to help with this need. Please continue to pray for us as we seek the Lord’s wisdom in the stewardship of this giving.
Over Christmas we had 15 students to go home on pass. They returned and quarantined in 2 groups. Unfortunately, we had a positive test for Covid in one group and they remain in quarantine. Since then, we have had another positive case in that group. Thankfully, no one has had any major symptoms. Please pray for these 6 men and our staff member, Brandon Westcott, who is with them in quarantine. Please also pray for our men waiting to come in as the recent Covid surge along with this group in quarantine has delayed us bringing new men into the program.
Thank you for your response in giving towards the Christmas bags for our men. Your generosity allowed us to fill their bags and have left overs to share with new men who come into our program.
With Great Confidence in our Great God,