Just a brief update and outlook. Thank you for your support.
As Reasons for Hope grows we are always reminded of the provisions the Lord has given us. The opportunity to equip, empower and encourage believers in the Word of God is truly a blessing and we know that we could not do the Lord’s work without supporters like you.
Looking Back at 2013
2013 was another year of amazing growth. We continued to create new equipping resources, including more study courses, new books, videos, etc. These items are available at www.rforh.com/store and on the resource tables at Reasons for Hope speaking events. Additionally, this year we hosted two Hope Conferences and launched Hope Talks TV and Hope Talks Radio. We dramatically increased our online outreach through emails and website content featuring a variety of articles from the Reasons for Hope team and guest writers.
Reasons for Hope Speaking Ministry Continues to Grow
Carl Kerby: Carl’s schedule was incredibly busy in 2013 with a wide variety of speaking opportunities in diverse locations — everywhere from east to west in the continental US, and even Hawaii and abroad. He’s spoken at large and small churches, and to both the young and the young-at-heart. For a detailed recap of Carl’s 2013 speaking click here.
Juan Valdes: As a church pastor and school chaplain, Juan’s Reasons for Hope speaking schedule is more limited, but equally as diverse. In addition to speaking at a number of church and fellowship gatherings, Juan spoke at the Truth for a New Generation Conference and Reasons for Hope’s two Hope Conferences in the fall. In early December he spoke in Alberta, Canada (a south Florida resident, traveling to Canada during the winter shows real commitment to ministry). Juan is both an English and Spanish speaker for Reasons for Hope.
Looking Forward to 2014
Speaking – Both Carl Kerby and Juan Valdes have been booking 2014 speaking engagements for some time now. The first quarter is filling up, and many opportunities are opening for the rest of the year. Carl starts 2014 with an equipping conference in Texas and Juan will be debating an atheist at a February event in Des Moines, IA. We hope to live stream the debate, so check our emails for information.
In addition, we are actively pursuing growing the Reasons for Hope speaking ministry by adding more speakers and extending our outreach.
Resources: The second in the series of the short, fast, fun and extremely popular deBUNKED videos is now on the drawing board. With five, new, exciting and controversial topics, we know it will be as popular as deBUNKED V1, and equally as effective in unraveling and debunking myths and lies about our God and our faith. We’re also working on some video documentary teachings at some exciting locales (museums, zoos, and more). New books, study guides and classroom curriculums are also in the works.
TV and radio ministry outreach: Hope Talks TV and Hope Talks Radio will continue to equip Christians to know what they believe, empower them to live what they believe, and encourage them to share what they believe.
Social media: We will continue to expand our social media outreach by offering more short teaching videos and connecting with our community of friends.
Except the LORD build the house,
they labour in vain that build it.
Our dreams are big and our sites are set high for 2014 because we know that our work is in the hands of the Lord, and we trust that He will guide us. Reasons for Hope is committed to following the will and direction of the Lord in His purpose and plan for our future.
We continue to pray that the Lord uses us to strengthen believers in their faith and empower them to reach out to non-believers. We are thankful for the Lord’s provisions and committed to being good stewards of what is entrusted to us.
We need your help.
We hope that you will partner with us in doing the Lord’s work as we move into 2014.
Reasons for Hope is 501c3 ministry and all donations are tax-deductible.
You can securely donate online HERE, or send your check to
Reasons for Hope
208 Sherman Street
Jackson, MN 56143
(for 2013 tax donation, envelope must be postmarked by 12/31/13)
May you enjoy the Lord’s blessings in 2014.
The Reasons for Hope team