Jeff Merck wrote...
Hope all is well! It is that time of year again... I am raising money for my favorite charity, which is also the one local organization that I see making the most effective and consistent impact in the world around us. I have been working with Encounter Ministries for well over a decade and I firmly believe in what they do and how they do it. I am a monthly supporter of this ministry throughout the year with time and fiscally. This year I committed to raising $10,000.00 for Encounter. I am asking you to donate to this cause and help me reach that goal. You can make it easy on me and donate the entire $10,000 :) or if that is more than you feel called to do, we will humbly take any donation amount. You can donate by clicking the DONATE button on this page. I am donating to this event heavily both in time and money and I ask you to help me with a donation of your own plus spreading the word and inviting others to donate as well. Thank you in advance for your generosity as it is greatly appreciated! All of the details of what Encounter does can be found below in detail, written by the director, Chris. I meet with Chris weekly and if you want to hear some incredible stories of what Encounter does day in and day out, I encourage you to contact Chris or I. Thank you immensely for your time, consideration and contributions to our cause and calling!
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From Chris Roe the Director of Encounter Ministries...
For the last 11 years Encounter has worked from Alabama to Africa to bring freedom and life in Christ to hurting and hungry people. The money from this fundraiser will fuel mission work in 4 main areas. Spiritual Direction: Encounter provides spiritual direction and intervention to couples, families, men, and pastors in crisis. Many don't have a safe place to discuss the struggles of their lives or help interpreting what God is up to in that life. We work closely with them to move toward freedom and a deeper life walking more intimately with Christ. College Ministry: Encounter has been teaching a small group of students on the UAB Campus for several semesters, and now is expanding in Fall 2015. Encounter has hired our first Director of College Missions who will be ministering to students and creating an environment with our partner ministry, The Campus House to provide a place for students to connect, study, engage God, and develop community. Prison Ministry: Encounter trains, equips, and takes teams into prison to facilitate weekend events for inmates. Based on John Eldredge's Wild at Heart Boot Camp inmates learn how to uncover the wounds dealt by the evil one, turn to God for healing, and to walk with him inside and outside the walls of the prison unit. All of these inmates are within 6 months of heading back into the free world. Humanitarian Outreach: Encounter continues to provide aid and increase awareness regarding the orphan, abandoned child, HIV Epidemic in Lesotho. Through our partnership with LifeTrek Global and The Bana Project of Lesotho basic humanitarian needs and educational fees are provided for villages, orphans, and abandoned children. Encounter also provides financial aid to local families in special circumstances..