Smile Again Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry, serving families who have lost a child, offering a retreat experience and counseling services to surviving parents and siblings. Our mission is to help hurting people find peace and hope.
Judy and I want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed New Year. We have been SO humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support of our 2016 Celebration of Life Fund Raiser. Our goal was $65,000. As I write this email to you we are standing at $83,089.00! We are praising God for His faithfulness in helping us not only reach our goal, but go beyond it. This extra money will enable us to pay down even more on our mortgage here. In case you're wondering what you support really means, here's a note that one of the families that has come to SAM wrote us just today as they sent a check of support:
"Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to you both. We think of you both often and pray for your ministry at Smile Again. You both helped us so very much- we will always be grateful. So much of what we learned at Smile Again is how our life seems to go. We feel we're doing ok and maybe learning how to navigate this journey and then we get his with another wave of grief... Because of what we learned at Smile Again we help each other through the moments like that which seem to hit when we least expect it. Love and blessings to you!"
As you can see, your support REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of real people. If you haven't given yet, there's still time. You can give online at our website at Home , or you can still drop a check in the mail today. If it's postmarked on the 31st or before it will still count toward our Celebration of Life campaign. Again, thanks to everyone who's given and shared our ministry with others. God bless, we love you, Pat & Judy