God’s gracious provision for Victory Family Ministries was abundant this year and we are grateful for all those who sacrificed and gave our staff the many opportunities to minister the Gospel. Crisis intervention ministry is costly and we appreciate those who invest to make it all happen. As a staff, we are glad to partner sacrificially in our service, knowing that we are serving the Risen Christ together with you all.
We had a great year of ministry with eight families enrolled in Victory Academy, seven of those completing the program in June. Our immediate report is that four of those went home to have good summers at home and three of those four have been continuing on in a good direction and have been able to go on in their high school and college pursuits. Each of those boys have
good families that are providing strong leadership and spiritual encouragement. We are excited for God’s continued work in their lives while we continue to pray for God’s continued rescue work in the lives of the other students.
WildHeart Adventure Camp wasn’t able to pull off running two camps (though we wanted to) this past summer, but we did have one camp with eleven campers. It was a great time of pouring biblical Truth into the guys and the time backpacking and enjoying the wilderness together built great relationships and memories.
One thing that hit hard this year was not having students for the first semester (because of a need for a single staff man, which God provided in December) and thus not having our tuition income for those four months. The budget months that have campers and students on campus run about $20,000 per month. The hard math is that we had a $15,000 a month shortfall for those four months. We are grateful for God’s provision that allowed us to make paychecks and continue on developing the program and taking care of the facilities. Praise God we were also able to continue on with our plans in promotion and with the capital projects that we had planned.
As a sampling of the extra things that God provided for us to accomplish this year:
Looking ahead the board and I will be looking at how to increase capacity in this next year. While we have the buildings to make it work for a year with what we have, plans will be developed for what the next facilities projects will be needed to make our program work well with 16 students.
There are two things that we are pushing forward on right now:
We are excited for the year of ministry that is in front of us. It will be awesome to watch God provide the staffing, volunteers, and funding that will make the ministry fly. It is always exciting to see the hope of Christ preached, counseled, and proclaimed; knowing that it is THAT hope that brings rest and anchors the soul to our glorious God.
Please pray and consider how God would use you to partner with us and with other Gospel ministries doing Kingdom work this year. May God bless you as you endeavor for Him.