Merry Christmas from SIFAT!
Thank you for being part of SIFAT in 2016!
Dear SIFAT Family,
This has been another wonderful year at SIFAT! A simple thank you is never enough to express our gratitude for your support of SIFAT and our work throughout the world. Your prayers, participation and donations allow us to make a difference in thousands of lives through training, mission teams, campus programs and especially through the special projects of our graduates in places too dangerous for us to travel. It would take a long list to tell the things God has enabled us to do in 2016 because of people like you. thank you for being an essential part of what God has done through SIFAT!
Many stories were featured in the SIFAT Journal you received last month. They tell of the progress made on the building in Ecuador to bring 250 more children off the streets and of the success in Bolivia with micro irrigation projects and a new SIFAT graduate doctor. You read about our orphans graduating from Agape in Uganda and going on to university to become self-supporting young citizens. We share about our campus programs that give students of all ages the opportunity to experience what life is like in the poorest parts of the world. We report on SIFAT training sessions held in Alabama, Honduras and Haiti that train pastors and community leaders to make incredible changes in the lives of their people. However, none of these remarkable things could happen without your passion for SIFAT. your donations and your prayers keep these programs alive, and the results we see are amazing.
Our staff gives thanks daily for the privilege of working with people who are so dedicated to making a change in this world, which gives others a chance to experience God’s abundance in some of the darkest places imaginable.
It is time for celebration! It’s time to celebrate that special day we set apart as the birthday of our Christ! There are no words to express the gratitude and joy we feel toward God for allowing us to participate with Him and with you in reconciling the world to Him. Whatever has been accomplished, we see the lives of so many of you — working, giving and praying until together it is completed! Thank you!
Celebrating with you the birthday of our King!
Your SIFAT staff
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Click here to download a PDF of the Fall 2016 SIFAT Journal.
#GivingTuesday is a Success!
Thank you to everyone who made #GivingTuesday a success! We met our goal! With your support and contributions, SIFAT received $43,482.50.50! With the matching fund of $35,000, our #GivingTuesday total is $78,482.50.
The SIFAT office will be closed Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 for Christmas, as well as Jan. 2 for New Year’s Day. Limited staff will be in the office from Dec. 22 until Jan. 3. Thank you for understanding and giving our staff members extra time to celebrate with their friends and family.
To receive tax credit for 2016, donations made by check must be dated and postmarked by Dec. 31, and online contributions must be processed by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.