Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends!
I can’t believe that the end of 2015 is already upon us! I am so grateful to be able to share with you that God has done “exceedingly, abundantly more than I could have ever hoped, dreamed or imagined” (Ephesians 3:20). I am absolutely astounded at His goodness, faithfulness and loving kindness :).
I want to update you on some of the great happenings with KSM these past few months since my last newsletter. The Lord has really been highlighting the prayer ministry side of KSM. I am meeting with an average of 5 to 6 people per week in our KSM office. I spend an hour to an hour and a half with each appointment as I encourage and share God’s heart with the individuals in need of mentorship, discipleship and healing prayer. I am so honored to hear God’s heart for them and to be able to minister to them through prophetic words and personal prayer. All of these appointments are free of charge and are strictly covered by your generous donations to KSM. We have been able to provide Bible study DVDs and workbooks, Bibles in several translations and encouraging audio messages to the people that I meet with on a weekly basis. Also because of your donations we are able to continue to rent our office space and cover all of our administrative costs.
One of our main goals for the upcoming year 2016, is to begin the Planning Phase Team meetings for the Transformation Home. This will be a home for girls and women released from incarceration where they can get a fresh start built on a new foundation. We hope to have the team put together that will help make this vision a reality and will begin board meetings in January. This is a huge undertaking so please continue to pray for wisdom, clarity and doors to be opened for us as we step out. I also humbly ask that you specifically pray for courage and the gift of faith to see this beautiful dream come to pass.
I want to close by sincerely thanking ALL OF YOU who donated to KSM in 2015. I never take for granted your sacrifice and generosity. I ask that as you make decisions about your end of year giving to please prayerfully consider donating to KSM and supporting the work God is doing through this ministry. One of the newest and easiest ways to support KSM is through Amazon Smile. When you start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, and choose Karla Swanigan Ministries as your selected charity, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price to KSM automatically at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. There are several easy ways to get involved and donate to the ministry including electronically through our website. We are incredibly grateful for any amount of financial support and we also covet your prayers as we continue to walk in obedience to the specific call of God for KSM.
Sweet friend, I pray that this holiday season you celebrate all that God has done for you in the past year. I pray that you feel His Presence in tangible ways and that you see His love abounding for you more and more!
Love and Hugs,