This Christmas, Don't miss a chance to save a life

Dragons Den and Shark Tank are two reality TV programs that many people enjoy. They are about entrepreneurs who see a need and come up with an idea to fill that need. They pitch their proposal to a panel of extremely wealthy people who might invest in their idea. The entrepreneurs’ ultimate hope is that their idea or invention will make them rich.

On one program one of the Dragons said “I had a light bulb moment and I took a risk”. He made lots of money.

Christians also have light bulb moments. We get ideas, promptings from the Holy Spirit encouraging us to take a risk, fill a need, and save a life. Divine encounters that spur us to use the one life we have for Christ’s sake to make the world a better place.

In 2005 the founders of Rock Solid Refuge saw a need, they had a prompting from the Holy Spirit encouraging them to help teen age boys with life controlling issues. The call to help teen boys quickly changed to “Restoring Adolescent Lives”. Young boys’ lives that had become battered and broken.

How bad is the problem, or how great is the need, you ask. In Canada Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16-25 year olds, alcohol or drug impairment is a factor in 55% of those crashes. That’s a big problem and for the past eleven years we have been called to address it and others like it.

All of us at Rock Solid Refuge thank you for supporting us this year—thank you for your financial support, your prayer support, and your volunteer support. You make it possible for us to obey God’s call. Because of you, our students and their families have hope this Christmas, hope they didn’t have before.

We have done our best to be good stewards of the resources God has entrusted us with. This year we have met most of our financial obligations, and we are grateful.

Yet we still have a significant short fall ($132,000.00) preventing our ending the year in the black. We want to enter 2019 with no outstanding bills. To help us, would you consider making a sacrificial financial gift before the end of the year?

All donations received by December 31 will be credited to your 2018 tax receipt. Thank you for considering Rock Solid Refuge as you plan your year-end giving.

This Christmas, don’t miss a chance to save a life.