Tuesday, December 02, 2008

662 - Donation Letter

Several years ago, Leigh Gray of Carmi, Illinois, a previous Proverbs 31 speaker, heard a call from the Lord to step out in obedience and develop a team of ladies who not only had a passion for sharing the Word of God, but also had a desire to make quality Christian speakers accessible and affordable for even the smallest of churches.

Despite the fact that she has spoken to audiences large and small, Leigh’s heart is bent toward small churches. Leigh knew that churches of all sizes are hungry for a fresh word from God, yet many speakers in the Christian arena require honorariums that are far beyond the budget of the majority of churches in America. In 2006, Leigh shared her passion and dream to make quality Christian speakers available to all churches, regardless of size and budget, with a former college friend, Ginger Moore of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Leigh discovered that Ginger’s heart matched her own. Thus, Speaking Thru Me Ministries was born.

The sole purpose of Speaking Thru Me Ministries is to teach God’s Word. The entire STMM team has heart for seeing others know the grace and mercy that can only be found in Jesus Christ. A wide variety of speaking topics abound ranging from the many issues affecting teenagers in our world today to seeing ourselves as Christ views us to the trauma of post-partum depression and everything in between. The element that makes this team somewhat unique is that they are committed to offering this teaching to ALL churches without charging an honorarium.

More and more churches have contacted Speaking Thru Me Ministries because of economic struggles. These churches were being forced to cancel various events. They could no longer provide the "asking fee" associated with the Christian Speakers needed for their events. Because of the mission of Speaking Thru Me Ministries, these churches are still ministered to during these difficult times.

Two exciting things are on the horizon for STMM. First is a conference scheduled for Sept. 26, 2009 in Marion, Il. STMM will host Ergun Caner - President and Dean of Liberty Seminary (ww.erguncaner.com), Travis Cottrell – lead worship leader for Living Proof Ministries, and speaker Curtis Jones – son in law of Beth Moore and the only male speaker of her staff at LPM. This conference is for everyone. It is not a women’s event, not a man’s event, not even a marriage event. This is a conference for adults of all ages in every season of life. At this event, STMM speakers will not speak, but serve.

The second exciting adventure God has placed on STMM is to partner with Compassion International. Compassion International has asked us to promote individual sponsorship of impoverished children at our events. As we continue to work out the details, it is very possible that members of our team will take a mission trip on behalf of Compassion International. We look forward to working with this well known and established ministry.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries would like to request your assistance in providing ministry opportunities to small churches all across the United States. Your donations will allow Speaking Thru Me Ministries to advertise and promote our ministry, assist with churches who struggle to even pay speaker's travel, as well as support overseas mission travels for our current speakers. Of course, all of this is very expensive and will not be possible without tax deductable donations from those who believe in the importance of this ministry.

You will receive a letter of confirmation of your donation for tax purposes. STMM received 501 (c) 3 status this past July.

All of this goes without saying thank you to the many of you that have been so prayerfully supportive all these years. We appreciate your prayers, time and any generous donation!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Leigh Gray @ 618-383-4856. Send email inquiries to LeighGray@speakingthrume.com


Leigh Gray
Ginger Moore

All check donations must be made out to Speaking Thru Me Ministries and sent to
Speaking Thru Me Ministries
312 3rd. St.
Carmi, Il. 62821

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