Dear Family Member,
The Bible says, “God can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…” (Ephesians 3:20) By exercising faith, He has fulfilled this verse for the men who enter these doors with no money. In January, for “My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund, we reached a total of $57,000, with only $13,000 left to reach the goal of $70,000. Thank you for your commitment and we believe that we
will go over the top this month.
We have learned that the blessing of God is not measured by the four debt-free homes owned by DAP or the amount of money in the budget. God is not impressed with the amount of money DAP has or with the size of the homes. God’s emphasis is on these men that are addicted to drugs – winning them to Christ, building their faith, delivering them from drug addiction, and leading them into a personal relationship with Him. We believe God has blessed DAP because our emphasis has always been on reaching and building up these men and their
First, we put our emphasis on these men, and then trust God to supply homes, curricula, or money. We do not focus on getting assets or things. While these things are necessary, they are never primary. Assets become old and depreciate with time, but the ministry invested in people endures forever. This ministry has its challenges, but in the beginning, God taught us the priority of people and He will provide our needs.
Our influence is not measured just by the homes being licensed by the State of California, one-onone and group therapy, competent staff and counselors, and the work therapy program. DAP is known by the accomplishments of its graduates. Our graduates have gone on to excel as DAP program director, DAP work therapy supervisor, drug counselors, attorney, nurse, school teachers, administrators, owner of a trucking business, plumber, and barber, to name a few.
Here we emphasize the Bible. It is the Word that changes lives. We have daily morning worship with the men, because they are not whole until they know the Word of God. They must live daily by the standards of the Word of God. The men attend weekly prayer meeting and church service where the Word of God is preached.
God blesses DAP financially because we put Him first and attempt to live Godly lives. By faith, we take God at His Word, no matter what the circumstances dictate. When we do what God commands, we can count on God’s promise, “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory.” (Philippians 4:19)
Each graduate of DAP means one less prison inmate, one less AIDS victim, one less homeless person. This May we will have THREE GRADUATES. Your gift makes this all possible. You are the “hands of Jesus” in a very real sense.
Thank you for what you do to help these men believe in God and experience His healing. May you be blessed above and beyond “what you ask or think.”
P.S. We need only $13,000 for ”My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund.