“STAND!”

Family Life’s Spring Sharathon

April 6-9, 2022

Do you remember a time in your life when you were made fun of or mocked because you were a “Christian”? Maybe you were challenged in a school setting because of your “old-fashioned” belief in the Bible. Or maybe family members disassociated themselves from you because you had become one of those “religious fanatics”. You might have sensed the sneers and whispers of co-workers because they considered you out of touch with science or reality because you believe that God created the world in which we live.

Years ago, these scenarios were the exception rather that the rule. However, today we find that it is becoming the mainstream thinking – that those who consider themselves followers of Christ are a hindrance to “progressiveness”. We really should not be surprised. Jesus told His disciples that we “will be hated and despised” because that is exactly how He was treated when He presented truth. Even though taking a STAND for the Lord and His truth is becoming increasingly threatening, standing together as believers is now more than ever an absolute necessity.

It is our time to STAND for truth!

Family Life not only seeks to bring followers of Jesus together but also to daily help, encourage, and equip you and your community of believers to STAND for Christ. When we see what is taking place in our churches to the north of us in Canada, when we experience the attacks on religious freedoms that are becoming more and more prevalent in our major cities and communities in every state, when we see governments coming against the freedom of worship that we have been blessed with for centuries, it is our time to STAND for truth and Family Life is here to help!

You may feel beaten down after a difficult day at work and you hear a song on the radio that lifts your spirits and changes your outlook – that is God using Family Life! You may be worried about a doctor’s report and wonder how you are going to cope with the future, but then you give attention to some scripture presented in a compelling way and a peace comes over your spirit – that is our Lord working through His ministry at Family Life! Whether it comes from listening to the radio or online streams, being inspired by a stage production, attending an exciting concert, or being encouraged through a personal counseling session, God is ministering through Family Life and helping you to STAND!

Are you ready to take a STAND with Family Life for the cause of Christ?

Family Life’s Spring Sharathon is just around the corner from April 6-9. It is during those four days when we ask you to STAND with the ministry financially, allowing it to continue fulfilling the purpose for which God has called it into existence. Our theme this Sharathon is (you probably have already guessed it), STAND, incorporating the lyrics of a recent release by the Newsboys. The lyrics of this song are powerful.

Who will I be
When trouble comes callin’ for me?
Will I live the way I believe
When I’m backed up against the wall?
What kind of heart do I have in my chest?
Does it beat for my Savior or just for my flesh?
What will I do in the moment that everything falls?

I’m gonna stand in a world that’s breaking
Stand for a truth unchanging
I’m not ashamed I’ve considered the cost
I’ll stand right here at the foot of the cross, and stand

Can we count on you to STAND with a ministry that is passionate about helping you every day of the year? Will you prayerfully consider giving the best gift that the Lord speaks to your heart about? You can be part of what He is doing at Family Life by contributing before the actual Sharathon begins by sending your gift to Family Life, PO Box 506, Bath, NY 14810 or by clicking the button below. Or you can call during the Spring Sharathon at 800-927-9083.

Are you ready to take a STAND with Family Life for the cause of Christ? That is our prayer. Together we can impact lives with the message of hope found in Jesus Christ as we STAND for the truth of the Gospel!

Yours in Christ,

Rick Snavely

CEO

P.S. Family Life understands that the local church is ordained of God, and because of that we encourage you NOT to give to Family Life what belongs to your local church.

GIVING