CEO Letter April 2019
ECTLC is looking for a few more community partners to step up as sponsors for our Second Annual Comedy Show being held once again at Skyline Church on May 18th. We are expecting to have a huge turnout for the event and hope to raise enough funds to renovate 40 rooms for new families who desperately need our program. We are on schedule to erect two new dormitory-style buildings on-site with a proposed build date this summer. Moving the single men and women into those buildings will allow us to renovate rooms for 40 additional families. If you or your company would like to be a sponsor or get tickets to the show, please contact Helen Zamora at 619-442-0457 for more information.
This week we are welcoming home over forty men and women who have been working the concessions at Camelback Stadium in Arizona for Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. Our disciples operated six food and beverage stands at 33 games over 40 days and provided a great experience for the fans. They prepared food behind the scenes, then served and cashiered, providing great customer service to all who came. This mission trip is an intense work opportunity and provides ECTLC disciples fellowship, friendships, a teamwork spirit, and practical experience that benefit them in many ways. Our work therapy programs fund over 85% of the operational cost of sheltering and training people at ECTLC; however, we always look for partners and donors willing to help fund the remaining 20%.
Your contributions to ECTLC help restore families, give hope for new and better lives, and salvage generations by breaking destructive cycles. We cannot do it without your encouragement, prayers, and financial support. So, thank you!! This month’s newsletter highlights some of the great ways you are making a difference.
At ECTLC we are privileged to see miracles happening each day as families are reunited and individuals are inspired to make the right decisions through Christ. The first quarter of 2019 saw over 30 families who were once living on the streets--mostly sleeping in their cars—transition into permanent housing. The children are now in school, housed in a safe environment, and relationships have been re-established with families. It is such a joy to see their lives transformed and our community prospering. None of this would be possible without the support of our community partners and faithful supporters. Together we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many who currently live on the streets, shunned by society, without hope, and lost in the world.