Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to take this opportunity to share about a new organization that My wife and I have started. It is called the Christian Center for Youth and Family Health (CCYFH for short). The main goal of this organization is to help build up youth, marriages and families. The CCYFH is a non-profit organization that adheres to the teachings and guidance of the Catholic Church. We are currently located in Dayton, OH, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
We would also like to announce that our website is officially up and running! Please stop by and check it out at www.ccyfh.org. (Don’t forget to bookmark this page!) Please feel free to submit any comments or feedback that you have about our site. We would love to hear your thoughts!
Over the last year, we have been busy planning different programs that will help support youth, marriages, and families. Here are some of the things we are working on:
* We have developed a chastity presentation to give to youth groups and have several presentations scheduled for this fall.
* Our five day Chastity curriculum for Catholic schools is nearly complete and we will be getting information out to local Catholic schools in the near future.
* We are planning on offering a marriage enrichment program at a local parish beginning January 2011.
* We are currently working with the Diocese of Cleveland to get trained to teach Natural Family Planning (NFP). We have recognized a need for online NFP training as there is little to none available for couples. We will be designing and implementing an online format based off of the Diocese of Cleveland’s Sympto-Thermal method.
As you can see, we have a lot of things in the works, with many more ideas to come. We hope that you will pray for us as we continue to strive to do God’s will with this organization. In addition to your prayers, we would also like to ask you to consider making a financial contribution. We are trying to raise money to get these programs mentioned off the ground and to obtain our tax exempt status. We have set an ambitious goal of raising $5,000 by the end of the 2010. We know this is a challenging time economically for everyone, but we would greatly appreciate anything that you can give. No amount is too small! Go to the Support Us page on our website and click the “Chip In” button to the right: http://www.ccyfh.org/support-us.html . Also be sure to check out the other ways to help out.
We thank you in advance for your support. Please share this email and our website with anyone that you think may be interested. We look forward to keeping you updated on what’s going on with the CCYFH.