It's hard to believe we're starting a new month already. March was full of divine appointments and many answered prayers. God's leading for this ministry was evident. And like we expected, God wasn't done opening doors for Greater Dayton FCA to reach inner city Dayton.
Today Rich met with local churches who are starting an Urban Initiative to serve Dayton and show the love of Christ in tangible ways. They're looking to begin anti-violence and anti-gang initiatives in Dayton. If you've heard Rich's testimony, you know that he was involved in a gang as a teenager. He understands the difficulties that lead youth to join gangs and how hard it can be to leave that lifestyle behind. Please pray for these men as they seek ways to reach the youth of Dayton.
Even while we walk through yet another opportunity, we covet your prayers for our ministry needs and activities over the next month.
~ Our most urgent need is budget funding. We are still needing donors to pledge to support us monthly so that we can continue to focus on ministry and outreach and continue to pay our monthly expenses.
~ We're also needing $700 to purchase 2 plane tickets to Haiti for mid-to-late May so that we can plan the sports camp for later this year
~ Please pray for Rich as he begins serving as chaplain to the Hispanic players on the Dayton Dragons baseball team. Opening day will be April 11th.
~ Please pray for us as we travel to OBI in Oneida, KY on April 15 - 17th to speak in the chapel services. Pray that God will speak through Rich and reach the hearts of the students.
~ Please pray for us as we finalize plans for 3 sports camps for this summer.
~ Also please pray that our fundraising dinner with Terry Bowden in May would be a great success and would help us raise enough money to support the ministry for several months.
We know that we serve a God who is faithful to provide. So we will continue to walk this road he has set for us and wait expectantly for Him to meet our needs. And when he does we will tell everyone how Great and Mighty our God is!!!