The months have flown by this year and through it all, God has steadily made His presence known at the Alpha Center. We’ve been excited to see more clients come in, new volunteers come on board, and have sadly said goodbye to board members who have rotated off or stepped down.
At the end of May, the Alpha Center invested in a one-day intensive board training. Under the direction of Mike Williams, a dynamic pregnancy center board consultant and pro-life speaker, the Alpha board has implemented new strategies in several areas of the ministry. We are now more intentional with advertising placement, and you will soon see a much larger sign in front of the Alpha Center, better defining what the ministry does. Our board members are now equipped with the tools they need to invite the community to catch the vision of the center. The center has also invested in a new donor website to better inform our supporters about the ministry and to encourage more online support.
Alpha staff members have been busy too. Each of them has a section in this newsletter and I encourage you to take the time to read and catch up on the work being done in the different areas of the ministry. Every person associated with the ministry seeks to make a positive impression on the lives they touch through the Alpha center.
The work being done here can be compared to the building of a brick wall. The wall is the Alpha Center, a ministry designed to save and protect the lives of those in need of help and hope. The bricks represent people like you who invest their talents, money, and spiritual gifts to help keep the wall strong and intact. Constant prayer and acts of service are the cement that keeps the bricks in place. Like Nehemiah, who was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, we too are charged with rebuilding a wall of hope. The world we live in calls us to serve self and abandon God. The world opposes us just as Nehemiah’s enemies opposed him, but remember the words of the prophet, “And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.”(Nehemiah 2:18 ESV)
For His Kingdom,