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March 2017 Monthly Update

By March 2, 2017April 27th, 2019Monthly Update

As we head into spring when all things become new (at least here where I live), I want you to know where are here for you. I don’t know where you’re at right now – if you’re feeling scattered and burdened down or if you’re feeling renewed and ready to start fresh with a new perspective and purpose – wherever you’re at right now I want to remind you to go to Jesus. Seek Him in the hard and seek Him in the good.

I also want to ask those of you who are married – how are you doing and are you connected to your spouse? You, my friend, have a lot going on in your life and I want to make sure you are making your marriage a priority. Far too often I hear of people in ministry who have been unfaithful or have a marriage that is failing or struggling – this breaks my heart. I do not want that to be the TFI story for any of you. We have an enemy who seeks to kill, steal and destroy our lives and our family. At TFI we are a family ministry and that enemy wants us to fall.

I have a question for you. What are you doing to keep your marriage a priority? To keep our marriage a priority, Clint and I have set up a regular date night. Every other Tuesday night we get out and go on a date. This has been a necessary gift for us – for our marriage, family, what I do in ministry and him at work. It is necessary to keep us connected. This is just one idea, but what is yours? What are you going to do and what are you doing to keep your marriage a priority? When you honor your husband or wife, you are also honoring God – which is one of our Core Values, as you know.

Updates:

1. Where are we with the National Budget? We run on a $180,000 budget for TFI National. This
budget includes:

  • Supporting and resourcing Advocates
  • Putting on the Advocate Retreat
  • The Podcast and other national awareness

Right now we still need about $40,000 to raise by June 30th (fiscal year end). I just want to put it
out there that if you feel compelled or called to give or if you know of someone who would like to
give to TFI National – I would so appreciate that. You are in no way obligated to give but we want
to let you know there is still a need.

2. Advocate Retreat RSVPs needing by March 13th

  • Retreat dates are: September 27th-29th in Rome, GA
  • Why are we asking for RSVPs so early? In order to receive the amount of rooms we need
    from WinShape Retreat, they ask for our numbers and this information at this time.
  • What happens if you can’t get your RSVP in this early or forget? If you RSVP later, we will
    gladly still welcome you to come, but we will have to determine with WinShape if they have
    rooms available.
  • In order to be safe and sure you’ll have a room, you’ll need to RSVP by March 13th

3. Please send in updated bios and pictures for the website

  • If you do not have any updates, please let us know that as well

4. Let’s continue to strengthen our communication! (Core Value #3)

  • If you have something going on in your life that you’re not able to be as present with TFI,
    please let us know so we are not expecting things from you that you are unable to do.
  • We know life happens, please let us know so we can be praying for you. We want to
    support you, we just need to know what’s going on so we can support you well.

5. Tracking Update

  • Tracking can be such a challenge sometimes. We have worked really hard to do some
    changing with the tracking and update the system to make it much more simple for you to
    track. As well as to be able to track what is really important.
  • As your leadership team, we are accountable to the TFI Board, Lifesong and donors and
    this is one of the reasons tracking is so important.
  • Be on the lookout for an email from Holly explaining those updates.

That does it for this month’s Monthly Update! Please let us know you are up to date!

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