On Thursday morning, April 2nd I had just finished my Men’s Bible study group. We were fresh in Covid-19 mode so we were meeting on Zoom. As we took prayer requests, I shared my concern about CFS with this new pandemic and asked for those guys to pray. We finished, signed off, and immediately one of the guys, Jeff Earnhart called me on my phone. Jeff and I have been friends for over 40 years and he knows me better than probably anyone else but my wife.
A great final reminder from a great friend with a great faith, “Have faith that God can do great things!”
He said, “Steve, you seem pretty stressed. Why are you so stressed about this? CFS does so much good for the kingdom. God is going to take care of you!” We talked some more and I explained some specifics that concerned me, mainly finances, and we hung up.” I appreciated his concern. Six days later, Jeff died in a tragic bicycle accident. It was the last time we ever talked. A great final reminder from a great friend with a great faith, “Have faith that God can do great things!”
We have been in this novel pandemic for over 6 months and Jeff was 100% right! God is taking care of Christian Family Services! I have always believed and stated that God will give us the money to do the work that He wants us to do! God has been so faithful! Thank you for all you have done to allow God’s work to be done through CFS!
September 18th we had our “Virtual Vision of Hope Night” and God blessed it in amazing ways! If you haven’t seen it, you can find it at the bottom of this e-mail and watch it. I think you will especially like the video testimonies. We were able to create to help you understand the work that is being done through the donations so many of you have given. Being the first time to do a virtual event, we didn’t really know how it would go! Our goal was to raise $100,000. We are now up to $150,000! We praise God for again providing so much! People are still donating and we will announce the final total on October 1st! If you haven’t donated yet, you can still give toward this campaign, either online, by calling our offices at 314-968-2216, or sending a check to 7955 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119.
Because of the pandemic we had to postpone our golf tournament. We are excited to be able to have it on October 23rd. Make plans to join us for a fun day of golf! CLICK HERE for more information! We are going to be following CDC and government guidelines so we will be doing several things different than we have in the past!
Thank you again for your partnership and support in Christian Family Services! I hope you are enjoying the fall and staying safe!