Greetings from The Refuge!

I remember when Desta and I first prayed about stepping into this ministry. She asked me a very serious question. “Sammy, do you feelcalled to start this ministry?” After telling her yes, she said something profound. She smiled and said, “Well then, we don’t have a choice.” She had a confidence that I had not yet discovered. She knew that if God was truly calling us, He would provide.

We now celebrate 10 years of ministry at The Refuge. God has brought our family through many battles along the way. We have faced battles with cancer and paying the medical bills, to battles of being told we were foolish to start such a ministry in the middle of a recession. It’s always easy to give up when things don’t quite work out the way you think they should. But that is not the way a calling works!

Over the last 10 years, I have struggled personally with asking folks to support The Refuge financially. Sharing the vision has never been a problem, but asking others to participate financially was never within my comfort zone. This year however, God has resolved my fear and confirmed that now is time to ask with confidence. The Refuge NOW Campaign is our
way of asking for your help with this calling that God has placed on our hearts.

The call of Jesus for each of us remains the same: “Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Our prayer is that you will support The Refuge NOW Campaign as we cast our nets into a world that is desperately seeking a little hope, the hope that is only found in Jesus!

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