You’ll see us changing and rebuilding here at the Refuge in the next few months. We tell the men on Day 1 as they’re coming in: “The only thing you have to change is everything”, and that’s not just some phony mantra. It’s true. Change is necessary for growth, for excellence, to keep striving toward the potential God has given you. Staying the same will never get results for the kingdom, so even though it’s uncomfortable we must learn to accept change.

The staff and the ministry of the Refuge are held to even higher standards than the men, so you can expect to see change and growth in us as well. If we’re not growing forward, we’re moving backward, and by God’s grace we won’t let that happen. So you’ll see us, over the next few months, changing policies and procedures, updating our website and our communications mediums, getting training as a staff and continuing to grow personally and together. We want to be the very best we can be as a team not just to serve the men, but one hundred percent to the glory of God. He is the One we are here to serve.

We won’t do this perfectly, so we welcome your thoughts, questions, and inquiries. But more than that, we ask for your prayers. Pray that God gives us wisdom beyond our years and experience. Pray that He opens our eyes to the riches He has made available to us in Christ Jesus – and pray that we’d use them! Pray against the schemes of the evil one as he seeks to kill, steal, and destroy our men, our mission, and the bright light God has given us. Pray that God gets 100x more glory out of us in the next 18 years than He did in the first 18!

Author: Tom Thompson