You and Me Forever perfectly symbolizes Pat Bradley’s turning point.
In his latest book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.
Jesus was right. We have it all backward. The way to have a great marriage is to not focus on marriage.
Whether you are single, dating, or married, this book will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.
You and Me Forever also brought to light the remarkable story of the birth of Crisis Aid International. Out of the ashes of Pat and Sue Bradley’s marriage came something special.
When you’re on a mission. When God puts this thing in your heart, and you really find it, its not work, it’s a privilege…If married people want to know how to be missional – there are about 3,000 verses in the bible that deal with about poverty and injustice, pick one and you’ll be in the middle of God’s will. – Pat Bradley
Watch this video and hear about Pat and Sue’s journey of adventure and answering God’s challenge to save lives, save souls, and the change futures.
Used with footage from You and Me Forever – Marriage in Light of Eternity Authored by Francis and Lisa Chan.
No Family Gathering • No gifts • No Festive Decorations • No Joy • No Christmas Dinner • No Hope • NO TIME TO SPARE
Our mission at Crisis Aid is to help the helpless. This Christmas Season our primary goal is to rescue as many children as possible who are at risk of starving to death. Their situation is dire, but with God’s help, together we have the ability to save lives, save souls and change futures through the power of love. Through your prayers and support, we can overcome the ravages of starvation and make an eternal difference in the lives of these precious children. Please join us in bringing comfort and joy to these unfortunate lives with a donation of any amount. Giving generously enables us to realize a greater outcome of our mission.
Crisis Aid – Programs & Services
Nutritional Feeding Program – We are fighting the severe malnutrition which causes families to lose multiple children.
Mercy Chapel – We teach girls trapped in the Red Light District new skills to start new jobs.
Refuge Homes – Girls rescued from the horrors of trafficking receive the best services for healing possible and all homes are currently full.
Water Wells – Twelve new water wells were completed this year, providing clean water for thousands.
Children’s Home for Girls – Our girls, once orphaned, are now living in a loving home and growing fast.
As the year draws to an end, we cannot express enough, our gratitude for the part you play on our Crisis Aid team. The lives you have saved, the souls you have helped, are forever changed. Hope has been given that transcends language and distance, all because you cared. But the harsh reality of children suffering is still present. And there are ever so many waiting to be served. This is their Christmas. Please don’t forget them. Stay ever vigilant and committed to being a part of the reason for the season. These children need your help more than ever. Give them a chance to be with us to enjoy a Christmas next year. Thank you for being the answer to their prayers!
God Bless you,
Pat & Sue Bradley
Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network,DONATE Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905
You too can serve East Africa.
Together, when we bring our gifts, talents, skills, relationships, and income producing ideas we affect, positive, lasting, and generational change.
Excerpt from In Light of Eternity originally produced by RightNow Media with Francis Chan exploring the efforts of Crisis Aid International from feeding programs to anti-sex trafficking efforts and what we can all do to make a difference for people in desperate need.
YOU, US, & GOD – A PERFECT TEAM!
Allow me to tell you about one girl. The one that would not survive if you had not prayed and given your money. Let me introduce you to Tishala.
When we first met her, she was close to dying!
Tishala’s family lives in a single room hut with no running water or electricity in an extremely impoverished village.
Little Tishala lost her mother when she was a newborn baby, leaving her father, Shomari, to care for her, his aging mother and four of his younger brothers. There were seven people living under one small roof when we met them.
Shomari’s only income for the entire family was that of a day laborer. He plowed other people’s land by hand for just pennies and any scraps they might give him. Work was backbreaking and very difficult to come by. Now two years old, Tishala suffers from chronic severe malnutrition.
To put it into perspective, the average weight for two year olds in the western world is between 23–35 pounds. She weighed just 10 pounds, and she was declining every day.
We have seen this level of starvation before, but the sight of it never gets easy. For severely malnourished children, health issues abound, and Tishala’s window for help was closing. She not only needed nutritional feeding therapy and clean water, but she needed proven medical interventions to save her life. That is where you came in.
What is going on in this region of East Africa is not a short term problem, but a chronic one.
In response, Crisis Aid is elated to share with you next steps in providing lifesaving help to this area. Together with Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand of Hope (JMM/HOH), an anonymous Christian donor and with YOU, we have opened the first Pediatric Medical Clinic ever in this region of East Africa.
The clinic officially opened on December 19, 2016. During the remaining two weeks of 2016, you and our continued partnership with JMM/HOH made it possible to treat more than 600 children. We have great plans for this clinic which we will be sharing with you in the future.
Childhood death from starvation is so preventable, and simple illnesses should never threaten lives. That is what we believe and what we strive for. We as a team working together through programs such as feeding starving children and their families, clean water, medical intervention and spiritual guidance, save lives, save souls and change futures.
We want to give a special THANK YOU to Joyce Meyer Ministries for their overwhelming generosity providing the funds to build this clinic.