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Taking Care of Unfinished Business!

Your mind is consumed with this great idea that you have been thinking about for quite a while.  You have all the plans in place and are just itching to begin the project.  You’ve waited and prayed for a long time now, and the “start” is something that you can almost taste.  But, there is some unfinished business that has to be taken care of before you can begin – those necessary items that have to be addressed before moving on to bigger and better things.  Can you relate?

Maybe it’s a big project around the house that you can’t wait to dive into.  Or possibly it’s a major purchase that you’ve been saving up for, and you can envision it finally being yours.  Whatever the case, you know that being faithful in completing the small things will lead to bigger blessings.

Family Life still has some unfinished business to address.

That’s where we find ourselves at Family Life.  Last year at this time, thousands of wonderful ministry supporters came together to help us purchase an existing building that will become our new headquarters.  This past summer, many of those same friends helped in the purchase of the adjoining property to this building that will accommodate future expansion.  As a result, we find ourselves eagerly looking forward to beginning work on this facility.  But we still have some unfinished business that needs to be taken care of.

In the past 5-6 years, Family Life has been blessed to construct a number of new radio stations reaching hundreds of thousands of potential listeners.  Two years ago, an incredible opportunity presented itself to purchase an existing signal in Syracuse.  It would be the largest purchase the ministry ever attempted. 

Along with wonderful friends like you who have invested financially in these projects, the Lord blessed us with others who made no-interest loans to allow us to move forward.  Since then, a great amount of gratitude has been expressed to Family Life for delivering the message of hope to the central New York region.  But there is still work to be done as these loans need to be paid back.

Taking care of unfinished business needs to happen before moving forward with new the Family Life headquarters!

So like you, we have a big building project that we’re anxious to start, but we have our unfinished business to take care of first.  I’ll be honest, finishing a job that’s been on the docket for a period of time never seems to be as exciting as beginning a new, larger project.  Financially investing in the completion of a job doesn’t have the luster of being involved on the ground floor of a major construction project.  But for Family Life, it’s our desire to always be fiscally responsible, and so completing the radio projects that are now on the air must take place before moving forward with our new building.

Thank you for prayerfully considering helping your friends at Family Life finish the business of paying back the loans that made the growth of the radio outreach possible.  Your help will allow us to be that much closer to begin working toward construction of our new headquarters.  Your tax-deductible year-end gift would be a tremendous help and blessing in taking care of unfinished business!

As we celebrate our Savior’s birth during this Christmas season, please know that our commitment is to remain faithful to the call of sharing the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.  Family Life is blessed to do that in many ways, and your investment is used by the Lord to make it all possible.  Our prayer is that His blessing will be upon you in a most wonderful way even as you bless His ministry at Family Life!

Merry Christmas,

Rick Snavely / CEO

P.S.  If you are 70 ½ or older and are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD) from your retirement account, please find out how you can receive a tax benefit while helping Family Life with your RMD.