We have one question for you. “Would you help us, Spark of Life, help others?”
In the last thirty days we have received applications from two sets of parents that both tragically lost their 7-year-old children in car wrecks.
Almost each day I wake up and check my email to receive a request from someone that has applied to come to one of our retreats. The emails are sent many times between 2 and 3 a.m. in the morning. Most are saying, “We need help, it is too painful to keep dealing with our loss, can you help us?”
Thursday night, at a Spark of Life retreat, 18 guests sit in a room; they have traveled from all over the country to attend this retreat. Their journey is one of loss, pain and confusion. It feels like the shades are pulled down, the room feels dark as each person shares why they are sitting in this circle. The tears reflect the pain of their hearts. Thursday is the hardest of the four-day retreat.
As the next few days unfold, the shade that was once pulled tight begins to reveal a little light, a little hope. By Friday evening, new friendships are forming and you hear a little laughter in the room. Then by Sunday, our courageous heroes have learned, that even though life will never be the same, they can “Live Forward.” There really is hope!
We have seen hope, help, and love given at each of our 70 retreats, with over 1,000 alumni. But this is not possible without your help and gifts.
You, our donors, are Spark of Life. Our staff team might be on the front lines of this battle for hope, but we can’t do this ministry without you!!!
Every retreat is full, with a waiting list. Every retreat is provided at no cost to the participants. How can we say to the two couples I mentioned above, who lost their young children, “We want to help you but it is going to cost you.” We can’t!!
A number of our donors have put together a YEAR END MATCH totaling $100,000, the largest match ever for Spark of Life. This means every dollar you give will be doubled.
Would you consider a gift to help those two sets of parents who have yet to attend a retreat, and for many more people like them in 2017?
You can give your tax- deductible gift, (permitted by law) by December 31st, 2016 at www.sparkoflife.org (https://sparkoflife.org/give/) Please visit our website and click the GIVE button.
Would you help us? We cannot do this without you! This is our heartfelt question.
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