Describe the need affecting the community.
The military-soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines- need spiritual sustenance in combat or other military-related situations.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
We have many testimonies on our website that describe how our two devotional books are meeting the needs of the military and first responders. We will continue to provide free distributions as long as funds are available.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
To provide Strength for Service devotional books to military men and women and to first responders. Strength for Service to God and Country is written specifically for the military and Strength for Service to God and Community is written specifically for first responders. Over 500,000 copies of Strength for Service to God and Country have been distributed as well as 35,000 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community. Our goal for 2016, is to provide 100,000 devotionals free to these groups through local churches as one way to mark the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
Success will be measured by the number of churches that order books as well as the articles and photographs sent back to us for publication. We'd like to see 100,000 SFS devotional books given out in 2016.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
In-kind- storage space for books
Home Depot Pro Xtra Loyalty
GCUMM for program support, board meetings
Book printing, brochures, webs site, postage