Happy New Year! I trust you've had a wonderful Christmas season as you celebrated the AMAZING GIFT of our Lord Jesus! Our CEO, Dr. John Hull, and all of us here at Crossroads are excited about following God's leading as we venture boldly into 2014, and we want to thank you for joining with us on the journey through your support!
As you enter this New Year, my prayer for you is what the Apostle John prayed..."Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" (3 John 1:2). In fact, to kick off 2014, our January focus will be based on that prayer. We want to help YOU...and ALL our Crossroads family and friends...to "prosper in all things and be in health!" Yes, I believe God wants us to take proper care of our "earthly temples," as well as our souls. So we have a plan...it's called THE DANIEL PLAN!
THE DANIEL PLAN is a healthy lifestyle program based on five essential principles: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The program was developed by Pastor Rick Warren, along with a team of medical doctors, including input from the well-known Dr. Mehmet Oz from the "Dr. Oz" TV show. The result is a comprehensive health program that factors in not just the physical but also the spiritual, mental, emotional and social aspects of health.
In 2011, Pastor Warren launched The Daniel Plan at his church and within the first year more than 15,000 church members collectively lost over 250,000 pounds, while also experiencing decreases in health problems and stress, and increases in spiritual growth and energy.
Beginning New Year's Day on 100 Huntley Street, we are airing a series of interviews with Pastor Rick Warren and offering his book, THE DANIEL PLAN. Not only are we going to be TALKING about this revolutionary 40-day plan, but we are going to be DOING it!
That's right...Moira, Jerry and I, along with our Crossroads CEO, Dr. John Hull, have committed to "putting our body where our mouth is," so to speak, and we want YOU to join us beginning MONDAY JANUARY 6th! How? I'm glad you asked!
STEP ONE: Request a copy of the book THE DANIEL PLAN right away by checking the box on your enclosed response card or by simply calling our donation line at 1-800-265-3100. Please include a generous gift of support to help us launch into this New Year of ministry with strength!
STEP TWO: Watch 100 Huntley Street (along with reading the book) for tips and inspiration about following The Daniel Plan with us.
STEP THREE: If you have an email address, sign up for a series of The Daniel Plan daily email inspirations and video links to encourage you in your progress. You can sign up by using the enclosed response card or by visiting www.crossroads360.com.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we could help to enlist ONE MILLION PEOPLE into this program?...transforming their whole being - from the inside out - starting with spiritual fitness and radiating out from there (and potentially losing millions of pounds in the process!). Please pray with us about this special campaign, that during this season of "New Year's resolutions," that God would speak to many hearts about making a fresh start in all areas of their lives!
Thank you for standing with us at Crossroads through your prayers and financial support. You help us to share how the power of God is able to transform EVERY AREA of a person's life...body, soul and spirit. May God bless you tremendously in 2014!