Stand True Mourns Our 5 Year Anniversary
Most organizations would want to celebrate their fifth year as an organization. While I am excited about what God has done with Stand True over the last 5 years, I am not excited that we have to exist. With every passing year, that is another year that children in the womb are not protected as human persons.
I want to thank all of you who have been supporting this ministry, both financially and through your prayers. God has used us to change hearts and save lives. We have seen so much growth in the Christ centered pro-life movement and we are looking forward to continuing the work God has set before us.
Here are just a few things God has done over the past five years.
The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity has grown into one of the biggest pro-life events in the world. Last year, students from more than 4,600 campuses in 19 countries participated in the event. This year we already have more than triple the registrations we had at this time last year.
The National Mother's Day Baby Shower has helped provide much needed resources for homes for unwed mothers and crisis pregnancy centers.
We have built a network of tens of thousands of pro-life youth that are dedicated and passionate about bringing an end to the abortion holocaust and building a culture of life. We have been able to educate, equip and activate them through our use of the internet. Stand True's use of social networking has been unparalleled and was the subject of a thesis for a UCLA grad student last year. Just this week, we launched our own social networking site just for pro-lifers to help them connect with others across the nation. See site at - www.standtruefamily.com
We have developed a line of pro-life, chastity and modesty clothing, educational resources and tools for young people that are relevant to this generation. Through the use of original artwork, photography and graphic art done by this generation, we can reach young people with a message that is both educational and cool.
Stand True is a pro-life movement that young people can connect with and take ownership of. We provide them with material, education and events that they can participate in and reach their generation with. We are able to communicate with this generation in a way that they understand and relate to.
We are developing literature that deals with all of the tough questions they will face about pro-life in a way that is simple, logical and easy to grasp. We are answering the questions that they have, not just what we want to tell them.
You have stood with Stand True for five years now and we are grateful for your support. We also need your help to enter into the next five years at full speed. If you have believed in our work enough to support us financially, do you believe in us enough to ask your friends and family to support this work?
We have set a goal this year to gain 200 more supporters of $30 a month. These can be individuals, youth groups, families, churches, businesses or anyone. We want to hire two full time people in the next year to help make this growth possible. We also need to buy a second van and trailer to extend the summer outreach to the west coast. We are also going to attempt to tour with the largest secular concert festival in the nation, Warped Tour. Imagine how amazing it would be to have a pro-life booth at every stop of this concert tour.
We just purchased a dedicated web server today to help us expand our online capabilities. We have been working with one of the best web designers to develop our web sites and expand our capabilities on the internet. We have had custom web engines built for the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity web site that enabled students from all over the world to register instantly. We are just beginning to tap into the resources that are available online to help in this work.
Our promise to you for the next five years is to never give up or slow down in this fight. We know it is a hard and uphill battle but we are committed to seeing an end to abortion and a culture of life established in this country. Please continue to pray for us and the work at hand.
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For Christ I Stand,
Bryan Kemper - firstname.lastname@example.org