“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (ESV, Ephesians 3:20-21)

Dear Friends:

On behalf of Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, I want to wish you a Happy New Year! I also want to extend a huge THANK YOU to those of you who contributed toward our year-end fundraising goal. We could not do this without you, and thanks to your generosity, we ended 2017 on a positive note!

As we begin 2018, people across the nation will commence their New Year’s resolutions, meaning your local gym will be extremely busy – at least for a few weeks. It’s no secret that few of us manage to maintain our resolutions for the entire year. In fact, I recently read that 80% of resolutions don’t make it past February and 92% fail before year’s end. That’s right – only 8% of those who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them.

Well, the good news is that Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico is committed to being part of the 8%, and, as we commence a new year, we are proud to share these eight resolutions for 2018 with you:

  1. We resolve to stand for the freedom of individuals, churches, and businesses to speak and act according to their faith.
  2. We resolve to stand for families by promoting public policy that strengthens and supports families, while opposing efforts to weaken or harm them.
  3. We resolve to stand for life from conception through natural death.
  4. We resolve to work alongside our state-based allies to advance the causes and values that matter most to you.
  5. We resolve to equip local leaders with the training, resources, and community they need to live out their calling to public service.
  6. We resolve to engage with people of all backgrounds and beliefs through respectful, truthful dialogue.
  7. We resolve to help people like you understand the tremendous rights, responsibilities, influence, and opportunities you have to make a difference in our state.
  8. We resolve to serve as dependable, honest resource to help keep you informed about current events and public policy issues impacting religious freedom, families, and life.

As for you – we would respectfully ask you to resolve to do at least one thing for us this year, and that is to PRAY FOR US! This year will be full of both opportunities and threats when it comes to our work and efforts; therefore, your prayers are both coveted and greatly appreciated. We sincerely believe that together, and with God’s blessing, 2018 can be a year in which we move the ball forward for a New Mexico where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!

Thank you for your support and best wishes for a joy-filled and prosperous new year!

In the Lord’s service,

Vince Torres
President and Executive Director

Proverbs 13:4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied

Football coaches and scouts will describe a player possessing a high level of intensity or fight as someone who “has some dog in him.” Here in Georgia, particularly after that incredible Rose Bowl game, we have to spell it “Dawg,” but the meaning is just the same.

Christian, do you have that Dawg in you? And, no, I’m not simply asking if you will be wearing red as Georgia prepares to take on the Tide. I want to know: do you have that fighting spirit?

Countless people around the country have made a list of “resolutions” for the New Year. I have, and perhaps you have too. Most of what is “resolved” to be done will be a dream unfulfilled. That’s why those new faces I so often see around the gym in January are long gone by February.

To accomplish real change, you have to do more than wish it. You have to want it, will it, desire it. You have to have that Dawg in you.

As we enter 2018, we also welcome in a new legislative session and a campaign season that will just be heating up. This means new opportunities, new threats, and more questions as to whether Christians will rise up and glorify their God with engagement- or simply hide behind the four walls of their church or home.

This year, Family Policy Alliance of Georgia will strive to be faithful as we take the lead in fighting for the Right to Life, parental rights, educational freedom, and against assisted suicide. We will also endorse true champions running for office, not those that bow to special interests, out-of-state corporations, or the radical liberal agenda.

Our efforts- and you partnering with us- will take courage. Those of you that support us financially and in other ways are faithfully sharing our vision that we can, one day, forge a Georgia where God is honored. The legislators that stand with us, sponsor our bills, and vote for Georgia families are running against the wave of radical leftists. And, those bold candidates that we support know that arrows will be coming- from the media, from the political establishment, and from out-of-state corporations.

Because we are truly resolved to see God glorified in our labors in 2018, we need your prayers. And, we ask that you not just include us. Include all who labor alongside, partner with, and share in the joy of glorifying the King in the public square.

Pray for all those who have that Dawg in them. Because, no matter how determined and resolved we are, we need His strength to succeed.

A brief note of thanks: To all those who supported our year end campaign, THANK YOU! It was a huge success! Because of you, we continue to grow and improve our positioning to make an even greater impact here in Georgia. I cannot thank you enough for all you do to support our ministry!

 

In His Service,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

 

Dear Friends,

Welcome to 2018! Have you erred in dating any checks yet? (Does anyone write checks anymore?)

I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to those of you who contributed toward our year-end fundraising goal. We could not do this work without you. Because of your generosity, we ended 2017 on a positive note!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? It’s no secret that few manage to maintain their resolutions for the entire year. In fact, I recently read that 80% of resolutions don’t make it past February and 92% fail before year’s end. That’s right – only 8% of those who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them.

Family Policy Alliance of Kansas is committed to being part of the 8%. These are our resolutions:

  1. We resolve to stand for the freedom of individuals, churches, and businesses to speak and act according to their faith.
  2. We resolve to stand for families by promoting public policy that strengthens and supports families, while opposing efforts to weaken or harm them.
  3. We resolve to stand for life from conception through natural death.
  4. We resolve to work alongside our state-based allies to advance the causes and values that matter most to you.
  5. We resolve to equip local leaders with the training, resources, and community they need to live out their calling to public service.
  6. We resolve to engage with people of all backgrounds and beliefs through respectful, truthful dialogue.
  7. We resolve to help people like you understand the tremendous rights, responsibilities, influence, and opportunities you have to make a difference in our state.
  8. We resolve to serve as dependable, honest resource to help keep you informed about current events and public policy issues impacting religious freedom, families, and life.

Will you resolve to do at least one thing for us this year? Will you pray for us? This year will be full of both opportunities and threats. Your prayers are coveted. We sincerely believe that together, and with God’s blessing, 2018 can be a year in which we move the ball forward for a Kansas where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!

Thank you for your support and best wishes for a joy-filled and prosperous new year!

Sincerely,

Eric Teetsel

President and Executive Director