Your generous support for Flannel films is impacting real lives and taking the hope and love of Jesus Christ to people around the world!
I know how busy you must be, especially now that the Christmas season is here, but I know you will be so blessed if you take just a couple of minutes to read this important letter to the end.
Sometimes I wish you were in my office with me when I open the mail or fire up my computer to check email sent to Flannel. The stories of how God is using this amazing outreach ministry are amazing. And the best part is that through your gifts and support, you’ve made each one of them possible. The best way I can think of to say “thank you” is to share just a few of the things viewers are sharing with us!
A woman named Charlene from California sent an email about My Garden (watch it free here), and how it truly impacted her life for Christ.
I cried and cried when I watched it! This film captured exactly how I’ve been feeling, and it was exactly what God wanted me to see at just the right time in my life.
The director of a transitional shelter for homeless people who are HIV-positive in Santa Ana, California wrote to say that the Ed’s Story series has been shown countless times at the shelter.
Thank you so much for the gift of this series. Ed’s Story really resonates with the people we are helping here, and having this series has been such a wonderful resource for them.
The BASIC Series with Francis Chan has helped many deepen their understanding of their faith, particularly through its focus on the Church.
“I never realized how misguided I was,” Hannah wrote. “This is one amazing series people should not be missing.”
A mission in Botswana is using the BASIC Series to train local leaders to be disciples. They even get a certificate of completion. Here is what a missionary there tells us:
The way that the program is working is that those who are doing it as a certificate program will be commissioned to go out and lead in ministry in our region (some are already doing so with us in prison ministry, and in service at a special needs school, and others will be starting new Bible studies, much needed in an area where the vast majority attend church but few know the Bible at all). When they graduate, the ones who are commissioned to start Bible studies will also receive their own copies of the BASIC series to be able to use as a ministry tool.
Film series like Ed’s Story and BASIC are helping people draw closer to Christ in these dark times. Yet, the work of Flannel cannot continue without ongoing support from friends like you.
Which is why, here on the cusp of the glorious Christmas season, we are writing to ask you to prayerfully consider a year-end gift of $50, $100 or even $500 so more people can be blessed through Flannel films.
You know how rich and meaningful these films are. Producing them takes time and, of course, money. But each film or film series also requires a considerable amount of seeking God and His direction through prayer. After all, we are trying to use the medium of film in a fresh, new way inspired by the Holy Spirit to lift up Christ and share truth with people who need it the most.
Your giving to Flannel makes it all happen. Yes, we do sell DVDs, but you know that covers only a fraction of the costs involved in producing and, more importantly, distributing these films. We love the partnership we have with you, and our hearts are filled with joy as we consider how you have helped us get films like Ed’s Story and BASIC in front of so many people around the globe!
Will you please prayerfully consider another gift of $50, $100 or even $500 today? Whatever amount you decide to give will allow you to once again partner in the powerful, life-changing work God is doing through Flannel.
Jesus Christ is the best gift mankind has ever received. Through His sinless life and sacrificial death on the cross for our sins, Jesus has allowed us to have fellowship with a loving God. Though Christmas sometimes gets all tangled up in itself, the simple message that Jesus is the best gift is at the very heart of it for all of us who follow Jesus as Savior. So, we share our joy by imitating what God has given us through the giving of gifts.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Flannel!