Dear Fellow Subscribers, thank you for your continued support over these last weeks of 2014…and thanks for ALL your support over these many years together.
Each and every day, Eric and I are blessed by your comments, your prayers, and your individual stories…when we hear from you from all over the world, we are touched in so many ways…it just warms our hearts that the Lord has allowed us to be a small part of each of your lives, just as you have been such an important part of our lives.
We always prayerfully strive to remain good stewards with the financial resources you entrust us with, and we hope you will always feel satisfied and secure in knowing that we attempt to provide the best ministry we can, as just two individuals, (with some occasional help from valued volunteers), seeking to be as efficient and effective in expanding the Lord’s Kingdom.
Thus, combining your gracious support, our humble efforts here, and a lot of prayer asking for the Lord’s guidance and blessing over these efforts…those are the ingredients that make up the ministries we call This Day’s Thought at the Ranch, and The Ranch at large.
Thank you all for this blessing!
When I first became a Christian, I started to tithe, giving a tenth of my income and more to the church and to missionaries around the world who were encouraging others to put their faith in Christ for everything in their lives. I loved writing those monthly checks and praying for the people who would be touched by the gifts I sent. Now I’m a full-time missionary myself, sometimes going to other countries in person, but more often using my keyboard and computer to encourage people around the world to put their faith in Christ for everything in their lives.
My heart has always beat for missions, and I’m astounded when I look at our stats from time to time. This year, we’ve been able to reach an average of 37,373 people, 6 days a week, in over 162 countries! That’s over 10 million emails we’ve sent out this year! Although numbers themselves don’t matter much, people do! And each one of those numbers represents a person whom Jesus loves, died for, and wants to encourage in their faith. When Jesus said, “…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” I wonder if those early disciples could have imagined that one day we’d be able to reach tens of thousands of people in a split second with the push of a button. Yet that day is here!
As we wrap up our fund-raising efforts for this year, I’d like to say thanks again to those of you have already sent donations, and I’d like to remind those of you who haven’t yet, but would like to join us in this outreach, to sign up to be one of our monthly supporters or send a significant one-time gift today. I don’t know whether I like sending donations or receiving donations more, because the bottom line is the same: to point people back to Jesus Christ!
If you’d still like to join us in this effort, please click the donate button below or send your gift to: Eric Elder Ministries, 25615 E 3000 North Rd, Chenoa, IL 61726 (or click this link for more donation options)
Keep putting your faith in Jesus for everything in your lives! He really is “Emmanuel,” God with us!
P.S. We’ve posted 2 CD’s of soothing Christmas music on The Ranch website that you can listen to anytime day or night for free! Just click the links below to listen. Merry Christmas!