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from the desk of Johnnette Benkovic... 

June 2017
 
  

Recent world events have powerfully shown us that the world is under attack.  In fact, t oday we face unprecedented challenges on every front. The evils of 'this present darkness' weigh heavily against us.

I sense a great urgency for our mission to transform the world one woman at a time.  Peace in the world can only come through hearts transformed to God, which is at the core of what we do. In fact, I recently had the honor and opportunity to share the important role women play in the peace of the world at the United Nations.  There I spoke of God's plan to bring peace to the world in light of the 100th anniversary of the message of our Lady at Fatima.  At the center of His plan, it is to women, whom human life and the maintaining of peace has been entrusted.

It's a critical time for Living His Life Abundantly® / Women of Grace® because the mission is more urgent than ever before.  And yet, we are now entering the "dry" summer months when donations and sales typically drop.  I desperately need your help to offset this downfall and continue our mission to " transform the world one woman at a time by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and in their gift of  authentic femininity  through ongoing spiritual formation."   

We run a lean operation with minimal staff and very low overhead.  But we still  forecast a deficit of at least $60,000 before our income picks up again in the Fall. It is critical that we immediately raise these funds in order to keep life-changing projects moving forward. 

Our outreaches are literally changing peoples' lives.  Here are just a couple of examples that I have recently received about the impact of our work: 

"It actually helped the girls create relationships with each other, true friendships. It really brought them together and gelled them in a beautiful way. I just want to say thank you for this other grace that came through the program - which is how the girls found a deeper relationship not only with Our Lord and Our Lady, but also with each other. And that's a beautiful thing because they can encourage each other, they're there for each other. And they're really going to miss each other as they go to high school, but it was a beautiful time and a beautiful thing that happened here." 
- 2017  Young Women of Grace Facilitator, Suze Middleton

"I don't know what I expected from this study, but it far exceeded anything I could have hoped for.  It had me engaged from the start.  As I thought each week's study couldn't be better than the last, it was! It drew me back to the sacraments, confirmed my faith and helped me better understand parts of the Catholic faith that I never understood, forgot or maybe didn't grasp in younger years..." 
- 2017 Women of Grace Study Participant, Ann Helm

The enemies of God and our mission would love to cripple us through our finances but I am trusting in Him and generous donors like you to assist me. If you believe in the work we do, I'm counting on you to be generous. 

If the Lord has blessed you financially, I'm praying that you'll consider making a heroic sacrifice of $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or even more right away. Would that be possible?

Gifts of any amount are always gratefully accepted. Could you consider giving $100, $250 or more?
 
Please make your gift today and please join me in praying that the Lord will inspire His followers to provide for our needs through the summer - for His greater glory. I have no one else to turn to and the need is urgent.
 
As always, I continue to pray for you and your loved ones.  I keep you tucked in my daily rosary and Father Philip Scott, F.J. remembers you in his masses for our intentions. 

I promise I'll use your gift to do as much good for the Lord and His Church as I possibly can. Please send your gift today

May the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours.


 
In His Service,
Johnnette's Signature
Johnnette Benkovic
Founder and President
Living His Life Abundantly®
Women of Grace®

P.S.  If you are able to donate, please click here to make your tax-deductible sacrifice right away. Or you may call 1-800-558-5452 or mail your gift to:  PO BOX 5828,  Clearwater, FL 33758. 

Women of Grace® Mission Statement

Women of Grace® seeks to transform the world one woman at a time 
by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and 
in their gift of authentic femininity™ through ongoing spiritual formation.

Learn more at www.womenofgrace.com