Dear friends of Not Alone Internet Ministry, I am writing to you for three reasons . . .
First, there is reason to celebrate—you are giving blind and visually impaired individuals the ability to “see” Jesus!
Your support continues to impact the lives of hundreds of isolated people by bringing hope to the blind, visually impaired, and sighted people as well. Here’s what your support provides:
· Podcasts for people who are unable to read ink-print or Braille Bibles.
o “You’re Not Alone” devotional podcast messages reach more than 400 individuals weekly.
o “Room 4216” Bible study podcast is downloaded weekly by nearly 200 people.
· Newsletter and leadership support for 50 Outreach Centers serving more than 750 blind individuals across the U.S.
· Quarterly newsletters to friends, supporters, and podcast listeners.
· Pastoral care and counseling to podcast listeners and Outreach Center members to bring comfort and encouragement from God’s Word.
Second, we are moving into the sixth year of providing hope through Not Alone Ministry. We thank God and we thank you for sustaining the ministry!
Not Alone Internet Ministry started with 16 listeners. Thanks to donors like you, we now have more than 400 people who listen to God’s Word weekly! Laurel was one of the first 16 individuals who heard that first podcast. She has been encouraging and giving great suggestions to the ministry over these past five years. Here’s an example of her support:
Thanks so much for including me in your message. I think you have a great idea (with the podcast), but then God usually does! Just to sit with a cup of tea or coffee, and hear your delightfully animated, human voice of a shepherd, a Christian brother who cares for us as our Lord does is an absolute joy. I laughed when you couldn't remember the reference of the Bible story, but again, that's human and it is beautiful. I do like the candid way in which you spoke of yourself without making it about you. Many will be blessed by your personal
messages. It is good to hear your voice. And, I am sure that many of God's people will agree with that too. You're in my prayers. Laurel
Third, as you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, consider blessing someone in your neighborhood or church who feels alone and hopeless.
And please consider giving to Not Alone Blind Ministry. Any gift, no matter what the size, will help give people who are blind something to be thankful for. Help open eyes to the Gospel!
A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!
In service to Him,
Pastor Dave Andrus
You can donate online at www.not-alone.netor send a check to this address:
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
4355 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128