Dear Family Member:
It is a question which has been asked down through time. In the very first book of the Bible God asked Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And He answered, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” Ever since that day, God has resoundingly told His children that indeed, we are “keepers of one another.” Spiritually, God wants us to live for others – not just ourselves. Christ tells us to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill His law.” (Galatians 6:2)
Here at DAP, our programs exemplify that we are our “brother’s keeper.” Every man that comes through these doors arrived with the same need. Every person needs to receive God’s healing. While the majority of our clients have little money to pay their way, No one is turned away because of a lack of funds. We care and you care because these are God’s children. And they are part of our family.
The current cost of the DAP program is $1,800 monthly. The men in the program don’t want a handout. And everyone of them works to help pay at least 1/2 of the cost each month. Our work therapy program helps pay for food, shelter, clothing, medical insurance, and therapy. The balance of the $900 is paid by the family or raised by this ministry.
The Bible tells us to Ask, Seek, and Knock (Matthew7:7) – We persevere in constant prayer asking, seeking, and knocking for help from God. We are encouraged to give you an opportunity to help with our needs as the man who goes to his neighbor in the middle of the night and says, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have no food to offer him. He eventually showed kindness to the man. (Luke 11:5-10)
These men of DAP are needful of “bread” to help change their lives. We believe our Heavenly Father is more ready to bestow blessings on every one that ask for them, than an indulgent parent is to give food to a hungry child. And this is the advantage of our prayer of faith which establishes our trust in God, and the work that we do.
In this economic crisis, we face the daunting challenges of raising funds for the clients. Therefore, “My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund has been set up for them. Our goal is $130,000 for 12 clients. We invite you to be a sponsor for the scholarships of these “brands plucked out of the fire”. Your support of $30, $225, $900 or whatever you can give would be a great vote of confidence in our mission.
Next month we invite you to attend our Annual Graduation to witness the power of Jesus Christ in the changed lives of four successful clients. You will see ‘in living color’ what your dollars are paying for – new creatures in Christ. The celebration will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30 pm, at Campus Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11057 Hill Drive, Linda Hall, Loma Linda! CA. RSVP by April 23, 2016- 909-783-1094 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner will be served.
We will be most grateful for your support to help us assist these clients with scholarships.
With grateful hearts,
Cliff & Freddie
The Drug Alternative Program is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donation is deductible from your US income taxes to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax professional to ensure proper filing procedure.