Todd James retired a year ago from his CSRM Staff position as CSRM Director of Ireland but he remains active in Sports Ministry. Currently, Todd is training basketball players and coaches who have come to Ireland to attend the North Atlantic Basketball Academy. Todd leads bible studies with them and teaches them biblical principles based on John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Todd will also be leading a seminar at the 2018 REACHgathering.
Todd and Celeste recently returned from a fun and refreshing Holiday in Toronto where they visited their children and grandchildren and receive great joy from spending time with their family
CSRM rejoices in efforts to enable the ongoing gospel impact of those who have served so faithfully through the years. Any retired or soon to be retired Sport, Rec. or Fitness Ministers who desire to join the current group of CSRM Staff Emeritus (Bryan Mason; Rodger Oswald; Warren Fish; Barb Wagenfurh; Rob Burns), should contact Dr. Greg Linville (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This picture brings tears to my eyes. One faithful saint continuing to worship Jesus despite horrible terror and persecution. Will you help CSRM stand with our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted in many countries around the world.
To All CSRM Supporters,
I am respectfully asking you to prayerfully consider making a significant impact on people who are suffering persecution due to their faith in Jesus. Your financial and prayerful support will be a huge encouragement for the churches and people CSRM is empowering in a country that is experiencing brutal religious repression. For obvious reasons I cannot disclose the name of the staff and partners we have in this country, nor am I at liberty to even name the country but I can tell you CSRM Staff literally risk their lives as they minister to the physical, educational, social and spiritual needs of thousands of displaced people. As they seek to meet such basic human needs they are also endeavoring to plant and grow churches using sport and recreational means. I do not exaggerate in relaying to you that Christians in this country experience all kinds of persecution including economic hardship, imprisonment, torture and even death. I can also assure you that our Staff go about their CSRM efforts with the utmost love, care and sensitivity to the majority population’s traditions and religions in order to model the love of Jesus, all while sharing the truths about Jesus so as to lead all whom are open to the gospel into a personal relationship with Him ….and might I add, all CSRM Staff are indigenous leaders of their country!
Your support will go directly to help finance the work in the afore mentioned, but unnamed country. In the past such funds have been given to help pay the medical bills of people injured when their church was bombed and/or they were personally attacked. It also is used to help fund health, fitness and wellness programs, leadership training, and to pay staff salaries. While any one-time donation would be most appreciated, I urge you to consider making a commitment to supporting the work in this country on a monthly basis. Once you have communicated your support, you will receive periodic reports on how your prayers and financial contributions have been utilized. It is indeed heart-warming to review pictures and hear the testimonies of lives that have been changed forever.
On behalf of the countless lives your support will make an eternal difference for, I thank you for your prayerful consideration. To make a financial contribution or commit to be a prayer supporter please either print off the following form and return it with a check or make your pledge via the digital instructions below by November 12th (Persecuted Church Sunday). Can I count on you to stand for our brothers and sisters who make up the Persecuted Church?
Dr. Greg Linville
Executive Director - CSRM
CSRM SUPPORT FORM
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church | November 5, 2017
As an indication of my interest and support of CSRM, and as I am enabled by God, my desire is to provide support to CSRM as follows:
_______ I will pray regularly for CSRM Staff/Global Network Partners (circle those you are led to pray for)
_______ I will provide financial support to Staff/GNP’s as follows:
______________________ - Name of Person / Country I am providing the following support for
$_______ Monthly $_______Quarterly $_______ Yearly $______One Time Gift
Name____________________________ Email Address____________________________________
Address___________________________ City___________________State_____Zip Code_________
Thank you in advance of what you will do! And, thank you again, for all you have done for CSRM!
Return this form and indicate method of giving:
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____Donate online at www.csrm.org/support
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Our Phone Number – 330-280-0037
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