Special Year-End Matching Opportunity
Dear Friends of SSI,
This has been an incredible year filled with much fruitfulness and big challenges. I can tell you on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, it is eternally rewarding to invest in a New Generation Rising which will surpass all expectations!
From the beginning, this ministry has recognized the immense value of each individual young person. Everything we do is designed to equip this next generation of leaders, to engage them in the fight for truth, and to empower them as Ambassadors for Christ to their world!
As the holiday season of thankfulness and rejoicing approaches, we are excited to announce a $30,000 Year-End Matching Grant! This means that every gift up to that amount received by December 31, 2019 will be doubled. I hope that you will consider making a generous contribution to help us reach this goal! This is an amazing opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people.
So much has happened in the past year! Let me give you a brief update on the ministry.
The Legacy House
Through God’s providence and the generosity of our supporters, SSI has come home to The Legacy House! We now have permanent offices located in the beautiful house where this ministry first started over 25 years ago. This is a dream come true and allows us to invest more resources toward programs and staff in Michigan and beyond!
Move to Cleary University
In 2019 the SSI Team spent hundreds of hours to successfully facilitate the LEAD Summer Program’s move to Cleary University in Howell. We are blessed to be on this beautiful new campus! This summer saw an increase in student attendance and countless opportunities for the Gospel to be presented to our students in powerful ways!
Although we’ve had some big staff changes during the past 18 months, we are continually blessed by an incredible team of people who have dedicated their lives to reaching the next generation. The result now is that four of our six employees are SSI alumni and they are doing an exceptional job. Joe, Aimee, Katie, and Joslyn are smart, committed, and faithful to God and to this organization! They are a skilled team with great creativity and collaborative abilities. What amazing examples of a New Generation Rising!
Our Fourth State
As you may know, over the past few years the Michigan Summer LEAD Program has expanded to Minnesota and Iowa, and I am excited to announce that Wisconsin will be our fourth state in 2020! We happily welcome Julaine Appling and the staff of the Wisconsin Family Council to the team!
As you can see, this has been an exciting season of growth, transition, and change! None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our friends and supporters. We need your prayers and support more than ever! Please know that your support not only provides the financial means to move forward but is also a great encouragement and vote of confidence.
Because we keep the cost of our programs affordable for all families, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fill the gap. SSI receives no government funds. We rely solely on contributions from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations. Simply put, without your support this ministry would not be here.
Although we never know how God will use the seeds we plant, we know that He does use them. Please take a few moments to read the enclosed student testimonies and prayerfully consider a generous year-end gift to help sustain and advance this life-transforming ministry. I truly hope that you will make the most of this amazing opportunity and maximize your donation. The matching grant ends on December 31, 2019.
Please join us and Invest in a New Generation Rising!
Every gift, large or small, is deeply appreciated.
Yours for the next generation!
Donate by December 31st
Use the form below to make a credit card contribution, or send a check made out to SSI, 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917. All gifts are tax-deductible!