Dear First Priority Partner,
Have you ever given a Christmas gift and saw it instantly doubled? Well, during our 2020 Victory Matching Challenge, that’s exactly what will happen! Some donors have challenged us to raise as much as $100,000 for the ministry of First Priority from now until the end of the year, and they will match it dollar-for-dollar!
I’d like to invite you to become a part of this ministry through your financial support. Your year-end gift will have twice the impact in young lives during our 2020 Victory Matching Challenge! Can I count on your support?
Your prayer and support helped sustain the work of First Priority as we navigated the beginning of a school year like we have never seen in our 30 years of school ministry. While I do not know what this school year holds for traditional First Priority clubs reaching their peers with the Gospel, I do know that with your continued help we will keep equipping, empowering and encouraging those within our influence wherever God opens doors.
I know it’s anecdotal evidence, but I have personally heard about more middle and high school-aged suicides and suicide attempts in the last six months than ever before in my nearly 30 years of youth ministry. In fact, very recently at one of our local campuses, a student was in a school bathroom intending to commit suicide. Thank God someone found this student and prevented it from happening. As a result, this life was saved and three more students from that school came forward admitting their intention to also commit suicide. Kids are hurting and starving for community. While many local church ministries are limited or non-existent, First Priority is the only outlet many have to seek answers for their hurting hearts. And because of you, we are able to share the ultimate answer to every question they may have – JESUS!
I am asking you to help us help these students. Your gift between now and December 31st will be DOUBLED and help First Priority work with local churches and schools to address this issue of loneliness. Can we count on your support?