Dear DAP Partner:
As the days of 2019 slip away and become just a memory, we want to thank you — our family members and friends — for your faithful support in the past. Thankfully, your gifts have blessed the work of DAP, often at times when we didn’t know where the funds would come from.
Now, here at the beginning of 2020, we need to let you know that unfortunately, we did not receive the funds we had budgeted based on giving in the previous years. In fact, the response to our year-end campaign was well below the past. Sadly, this leaves us facing a deficit as we come into the New Year. While we know that many of you may be challenged yourselves, we come to you asking again for your help.
Over the past year, not only have we been serving the needs of clients in California but in addition we have undertaken providing our services here in Alabama as well. While we believe that at our age taking on requests in a new area of service requires a big step of faith, we have always trusted God to lead us. And so, we followed His leading and as His hand guided us, we moved forward.
Already, we have watched as God has moved in a mighty way! We have seven clients in our new location and we were able to find a new site for a wonderful home for the young men who have come to us for assistance. However, accepting new clients requires expanding the ministry and this, as you can imagine, means we need our giving to keep up with the calls for help. And it is why we are asking you, our supporters, to help us in every way you possible can.
In November, we received a phone call from one of the men who had been in our program over 10 years ago. Robert Reid had been at our facility in California and had graduated successfully. We’ve stayed in touch through the years but as happens, with the challenge of addiction, life’s problems and stresses pushed Robert into a place where he needed help urgently.
Thank God, Robert was able to come to our new facility — where he is now a resident — receiving the assistance he so desperately needs at the time he needed it most. And it is your gifts that have made it possible for him to return to an environment where with Godly help and prayer he is already seeing the results of having his feet placed on a firm foundation again.
You are the reason we can tell clients, “Come home to DAP” when they need a friendly hand and a home of hope to return to whenever it is needed. Your gifts make it possible for our doors to be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Will you please help us again at the start of 2020? This New Year is going to require a faith that we know will get us through the challenges of giving all we have. And we are asking you to dig deep with a special faith as you give.
Whether your gift is large to small, we invite you to please continue supporting DAP with the largest gift you possibly can send right now.