As some of you may or may not know, my wife and I have felt a calling to start a non-profit organization that focuses on the health and well being of the entire person, as well as the health and well being of the family. Our non-profit is called the Christian Center for Youth and Family Health (CCYFH for short). The CCYFH is a non-profit organization that adheres to the teachings and guidance of the Catholic Church. Although we are still in the early stages of development, we are offering chastity education programs to youth groups and schools. We are in the process of planning a series of forums for parents to discuss various topics and issues facing parents today. In the future, we plan to offer marriage enrichment programs, family health and wellness programs, and resources for parents.
There are two reasons for this blog post. One reason is to make you aware of the opportunity to sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter called "The family Encourager." In this newsletter you will find insightful articles about marriage and family life, an update on what is happening at the CCYFH, as well as other fun facts and information. If you would like to receive this free e-newsletter please click here (you will be directed to our website where you can sign up for our email list).
The other purpose of this post is to ask for support. My wife and I hope that each of you will pray for us in this new venture. As many of you know that our youth, marriages, and the family are all under attack; and we desperately need to strengthen our youth, and support marriage and the family in any way we can. Please pray for us as our organization strives for its vision of, "Understanding that true joy and peace come from knowing, loving and serving the Lord; the CCYFH works to build: communities that invest in families, families that invest in marriages, and youth that invest in themselves."
Along with your prayers, I would also like to ask you to consider giving financially if you can and feel called to. We have a goal of raising $5,000 by the end of the year, and so far we have raised over $3,000! (63% to our goal) We have been blown away by the generosity of so many, and we hope that you will consider giving a financial gift to our organization to help get us started. We are happy and very thankful to receive any amount, whether it is $1 or $1,000 every little bit helps and will make a difference. If you would like to make a contribution, please click here (you will be directed to the "Support Us" page of our website, click on the "Chip In" button to make a contribution).
I thank each one of you for your prayers and support, and I pray that we each keep growing in our Lord, so that one day we may all come together into His Heavenly Kingdom. May the Lord bless you and your families abundantly.
For more information about the CCYFH, please go to www.ccyfh.org.