Our matching offer is $80,000! ALL donations are doubled up to $80,000 with a total end goal of $160,000!
According to the American Cancer Society, there were 2 million NEW cancer cases in 2022 just in the US alone. This is up 100,000 per year since 2019! Thus, a growing multitude of cancer patients, caretakers, and their loved ones are asking the deepest questions: "Where is God in my pain? How do I overcome anxiety? Does God heal? How do I get to heaven if I die?" Many are ripe for God’s answers!
During our Executive Director's Stage IV cancer battle, Joe and his wife Terri felt so powerless. They learned, and are still learning, that He is our Stronghold and as we abide in Him, we experience His peace and strength. With your help we "visit" the sick with this same message. Jesus said in Matthew 26:36, "I was sick and you visited ME.”
Our In His Grip encouragement emails go out to 14,000 subscribers.
We host LIVE prayer and support groups on Facebook and Zoom.
We have launched and lead two monthly cancer support groups in local churches, and we’ve helped start 55 cancer support groups worldwide!
We reach patients through phone calls, emails, and personal visits.
Terri continues her freeing Abiding Life Coaching and Coach Training.
We work with 340 Stronghold "Ambassadors," including doctors, nurses, chaplains, and others who help us distribute our free gift baskets in His Name!
Take a look at where our Gift Baskets have been shipped
1 pin on the map = 1 unique zip code we have shipped a gift basket to (most we have sent to multiple times!)
At Stronghold Ministry we seek to reach cancer patients and their families whom are often left hurting, scared, and physically sick after a cancer diagnosis. We come beside them with the love, comfort, and good news of Jesus Christ.
Our 2023 financial and ministry goals are:
• Send at least 3000 more free gift baskets with a cost of $50 each in the next 12 months.
• Add staff to respond to patients and coordinate patient connections with each other.
• Produce encouraging content in written and video formats for the hurting to be lifted up.
• Host retreats and workshops to equip more Abiding Life Coaches.