Greetings, in the name of our Lord.
Another winter has descended upon us here in Alaska. The fall colors only lasted for a couple of weeks before the first snow came. As we settle in for the dark and cold days ahead, we have much to look back upon over the past months.
One project we have been working on over the last year has been to qualify for membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. On several occasions in the past, VFCM had investigated membership in the ECFA. In each case the process ultimately was abandoned, due in large part to the extra work and expense required to meet their standards of reporting and review.
In recent years, the ECFA has modified some of their requirements to make membership more affordable for small organizations without compromising their high standards for financial integrity and good governance. So, last year the VFCM Board of Directors gave the go-ahead to once again pursue ECFA accreditation. We started the process last November and on October 2nd, VFCM became a fully accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. To God be the Glory.
Winter has arrived.
As we move into the winter months, do be in prayer for us here at VFCM. The short days and sub freezing temperatures along with all the other unique challenges of living here in the Last Frontier can be especially discouraging and stressful this time of year. Pray that God would give us strength and grant us His peace and joy as we serve.
Pray also for our upcoming November board meetings. Pray for safe travel for everyone as the roads can be difficult and dangerous through the mountain passes this time of year.
And especially pray for the people we minister to through the medium of radio and also those who we have personal contact with in our villages.
As always, we are so thankful for your prayers and support. We have seen God do so many amazing things and we thank you for being a part of God's work here in Alaska.
Blessings in Christ,
VFCM Executive Director.