Your 2013 Impact
For the World Help family, 2013 marked an incredible season of growth and provision.
Happy New Year!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful time together during the holiday season. I know I enjoyed every minute surrounded by my children and grandchildren, eating good food, opening gifts, and catching up on life. Those memories together are some I’ll never forget.
God truly accomplished the impossible on all fronts, allowing us to reach some of the most impoverished people around the world with life-saving help for today and eternal hope for tomorrow.
Your generous gifts last year enabled church planters to share the Gospel with the unreached, empowered vocational students to learn a trade, saved malnourished children from the brink of death, gave medical care to AIDS victims and lepers, and offered the priceless gift of God’s Word to persecuted Christ followers all over the world.
Let me just share just a few of the highlights from 2013 with you:
- 33,918 children were impacted through sponsorship
- 5,150 churches were planted
- 1,998,625 were reached with the hope of the Gospel
- Over 45,000 people received clean water
- 147 malnourished children were rescued and restored
- 281,113 people were given life-saving provisions through aid and relief programs
Donations are still being counted as we speak and these 2013 totals are sure to grow sizably over the coming days ahead. I’m thrilled to share that as of today, you have helped us impact nearly 2.7 million people around the world this past year. What a legacy!
You see, the numbers matter. They matter because of what and who they represent—lives changed and hope restored for countless people in need.
Operation Baby Rescue is saving lives like Alexon’s.
Every number has a story to share with the world. I’d love nothing more than for you to join us in celebrating the lives that were changed in 2013 because you chose to get involved.
To start 2014, we shared stories of impact from this past year on our blog. In the below stories, you’ll hear firsthand how God’s love has crossed all borders and overcome all barriers to reach the least of these.
- How Love Saved Lives in 2013
- Impacting One Community at a Time
- Investing in Generations in 2013
- An Unbreakable Hope
This is our celebration of hope . . . our time to remember and give thanks for all God has done through you. I pray that each story will encourage you deeply, giving you a firsthand glimpse of how your gifts and prayers are making a difference.
We also extend these stories as an invitation to join us for another exciting year ahead. I believe there’s no better way to start off a new year than to commit to something that will outlive you and last for eternity.
There’s so much more work to be done. Millions are waiting for help to come, for hope to arrive. Will you be an agent of hope in 2014 with us?
Together, I know we’re embarking on another amazing year . . . Let it be a year that will change the world!