Join me to change a child's life forever! A Project of Aslan Youth Ministries
As many of you may know, I have been involved with Aslan Youth Ministries for the last 12 plus years, the first seven as a volunteer and the last 5 as part of an incredible staff. For the past 41 years Craig and Lynn Ann Bogard, Aslan's founders, have poured their lives - heart and soul - into caring for underprivileged children and their families, not only in Monmouth County but also in one of the poorest nations in the world -Haiti. It would take volumes to list all of their good works, all the many lives - thousands - that have been changed through their continued love and devotion to the "least of these." Despite personal tragedy, when times were bleakest for them, they never gave up, they never abandoned their God-given vision, their hope, of "changing the world one child at a time.'
Now Aslan is facing serious financial difficulties, struggling to stay afloat - to continue making a difference in the precious lives the Lord has entrusted to its care. That is why I am endeavoring to raise funds so that our weekly "right choices" Bible classes, our tutoring program, summer day camps, and varied enrichment activities, all free of charge, can continue. So that our clinic in Haiti can remain open and serving the poorest of the poor. So that by God's grace, more lives will be impacted.
I wanted to share a recent thank you letter written by a 17, almost 18 year old young man, one who has been a part of the Aslan family for the last 10 years. Coming from a struggling single mom home, times were not always easy. He writes, "Dear Aslan, I would like to thank you with all my heart for the love and staff that you have given me to help me through some tough times. Aslan was always there to help me whenever I needed it. I thank you very much." With God's help, he will graduate high school this June. I wonder where he might be at this point in time if it were not for Aslan's ongoing presence in his life.
Won't you please consider making a donation to this most worthy organization? Any amount will help. Aslan's kids need your support at this crucial time.
Thank you so very much and may God bless you.