By: Curt Williams, Founder & Executive Director We were told to expect a weak Category One storm, and that it was headed to New Orleans…then it was Biloxi, Pascagoula, the state line area, and Dauphin [...]
Few experiences are as American as camping. People can take out an RV or stay in a log cabin, but nothing beats encountering the outdoors like setting up camp with tents and poles. Because of COVID-19, off-campus trips have been very limited. Luckily, Youth-Reach knows of a small campground that was only allowing one group to camp at a time.
This is all we have heard about for weeks. All other news has been pushed aside as we all try to separate the hype from the facts. One thing is for sure: The fear that has accompanied this pandemic is as harmful as the actual virus.
I realize that every person who leads or serves a non-profit, charity or ministry sees their work as vital. Those who risk life and limb to brave the Southern Ocean to protect whales from illegal poaching see their work as critical. The people who live their lives investing countless hours and endless energy into caring for stray dogs and cats feel that their labors are essential.
In over three and a half decades of ministry, some very real and very predictable patterns have become evident. One consistent pattern is the precipitous drop in giving that we experience every year in January and February.