Monthly Thank You Letters

Each month at Links Players, we inform our donors by sending a progress letter with receipt of their donation, no matter the size. To read the most recent letters, you may click the dates below to view each as a pdf.
 
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MARCH 2017
Dear Links Player,
 
In addition to my ministry connections with Links Players, I am involved with a local church. Many of you are too, of course, and that may mean you are involved with a small group, as my wife Laura and I are. Like Links Fellowships, these groups offer opportunity to know and serve one another at a more intimate level.
 
One of these things our small group does is study together. Right now, our study is moving us through the major themes of the book of Proverbs. These themes include our words, our work, and our relationships. They also include our wealth.
 
The Bible does not denounce wealth. Indeed, we find several places where men and women are blessed with material blessings—rich harvests, large families, and food, property and houses. The Father is happy to give good gifts to his children (Matthew 7:9-11), and we might add that this is especially true when we remember that these are indeed his gifts and not something that comes by our own strength or savvy (Deuteronomy 8:17-18).
 
What God does do in his Word is encourage the distribution of wealth through generosity. This is clear in the gleaning and compassion directives of the Old Testament, as well as in the exhortations of the apostles in the New Testament: “Command the wealthy to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share” (1 Timothy 6:18).
 
There are several biblical reasons to give. These include the building of our faith, thanksgiving to the Lord for what he has provided, provision for those who minister, and care for the poor and needy. In fact, I have written about these in an article on our website, called “Why We Give” (you may read it here). Maybe there is a little bit of the first three components behind your generosity to Links Players. Whatever your reason, thank you!
 
In addition to my thanks, however, I want to assure you that excellent work continues at Links Players. In February, we added a new region and region director to our staff. Bill Euler will serve SW Texas, with an emphasis on the cities of Waco, San Antonio, Austin, and Temple (where he has long been a PGA club professional). Bill is a man who knows how to serve others and stay on top of his duties, but ahead of all that he loves Jesus and wants others to enjoy salvation in him, too.
 
When you support Bill or any of our other staff in their ministry, this is what you are “buying.” You are giving them time and means to meet golfers, spend meaningful hours with them, talk about Jesus, win souls, and build disciples. May I humbly suggest there is no greater way to spend your money?
 
Jeff Hopper, COO