As I sit down to write this Christmas letter to you, I am reminded of a recent conversation I had with a new donor. She was describing what she saw here at Guiding Light. “You walk beside these men on a journey of transformation.” Ten words that perfectly describe what I witness every day.
I have been working at Guiding Light for close to four years and I see first hand the life-changing transformation. What I notice first are their faces. There is deep sadness when men first walk through our doors. They are carrying heavy burdens and you can see it in the way they walk and and how they interact with others around them. But then, a real miracle happens and the Spirit begins to touch their soul. In a few short weeks, I can see a complete change. I look at their faces and I see happiness. I see joy. There is a new light in their eyes.
It takes courage for each man to walk in our door and ask for help. I know that I can speak for all the staff here at Guiding Light; we are called by God to meet these men at the door and walk beside them on their new journey of spiritual and physical transformation.
You play a crucial role in helping these men through their journey. If not for your financial support, these men would be lost in their addictions. You have not seen all of their faces, but their lives are forever changed because of you. For that we will be forever grateful.
THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE WHO BELONGS TO CHRIST HAS BECOME A NEW PERSON. THE OLD LIFE IS GONE; A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17