May this email find you and your family joyful as we head in to 2021!
Yes, 2020 was a tough year – for some it was devastating, and for most it was challenging. But thankfully, our earthly circumstances don’t dictate the state of our hearts. As Paul says in Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you abound in hope.” What a privilege it is to have our hope in the person of Christ, rather than the circumstances of this world!
The team at Family Policy Alliance is so grateful for you and your contributions to our shared mission over this past year. We truly believe that what the evil one intended for harm is being used to glorify Jesus.
We see it in our work. The ground we gained in many areas critical to our mission is clear – from policy advances to political gains. (Yes, we actually gained ground in state capitols and in the U.S. House!)
As we enter 2021, we lift up our families and pray that yours is thriving today. We share our gratitude for our blessings of life and liberty, even as we unleash our citizenship to expand those freedoms in this new year. We pray for the wisdom, courage and stamina to advance family policy in a way that honors God.
Of course, the challenges on the horizon are evident, and we’ll need your prayerful engagement and support to meet those head on.
But the opportunities are real and exciting as well – especially at the state level. The potential to protect life, uphold religious freedom and expand parental rights – and then to see those laws upheld in a new-look Supreme Court – is very real indeed. We’ll also need your help to make those possibilities a reality.
And as we celebrate 52 of 55 Statesmen Academy alumni winning their elections in 2020, we also look to grow our service to the more than 100 graduates and to expand our reach to more Christian elected officials – helping them live out their values in the position of power to which God has entrusted them.
Thank you for all that you have done to support Family Policy Alliance® in the past year. And in 2021, may we together – regardless of the circumstances – joyfully work for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.
Joyful New Year,
President and CEO