Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you so much for the ongoing prayer and support you have shown us over these past years. You have been such a huge encouragement to us and we are honoured to have people like you standing with us as we serve with Power to Change.
Over the past few months, we have been seeing the traffic on our sites growing by leaps and bounds. On just the Power to Change site, we have seen our monthly website visitors go from 137 thousand in March to 259 thousand in July. That’s a huge increase during a season where normally we see numbers drop a bit as people are enjoying the summer and less likely to be on the computer.
The encouraging part in that is we have seen a matching rise in people telling us they have accepted Christ or rededicated their lives. In March, we had around 1400 people who indicated they made spiritual decisions. In July, that number was over 2200 people! Praise the Lord that He is using our small efforts for His own glory and is making us effective in sharing the good news of the Gospel. Thank you for your part in allowing us to continue in this ministry. We really couldn’t do it without you standing with us.
As the traffic grows, so do the responses. We are currently in need of more mentors to minister to and connect with those who are coming to us wanting to talk about both their spiritual and life issues. Several articles have hundreds of comments on them and active conversation are taking place all over the site. You can learn more about becoming a mentor at http://bit.ly/pRQZad
Becoming a volunteer with our ministry can be a really rewarding way to get involved. We recently had a visit from a volunteer couple Donald and Nancy, from the New York area. Several years ago, Donald had been searching for a devotional and ended up on the Power to Change site. He got involved, helping to run one of our small groups in chat. He is now leading that group. Donald talked about how much this ministry has meant to him. Here is one of the stories he shared.
One day we had a fellow come to chat who shared that he was heavily involved in drugs and alcohol and needed help. Donald suggested that that everyone in the room pray for him. That prayer soon lead to the new comer realizing that he needed a personal relationship with God. As the members in the room lead this man through the sinner’s prayer Donald began to realize what an impact a Christian online chat can have. “I just love it” he says. Our newcomer is a regular in chat and says he is slowly recovering.
It’s an incredible privilege to hear the stories and see the impact of the time that mentors devote to sharing God’s love in this powerful way. If you would like to participate with us in this way, you can learn more about it by watching the video at:
Thank you again so much for your prayer and support of us in this. We really feel blessed to have so many caring people standing behind us in this. You can read more about what we’re doing along with more stories like these on our blog at:
Wishing you all the best this summer/fall season,
James and Carolanne Warkentin