February 17, 2013
We had a great workshop in Killen, AL. We had 20 plus people who attended. Four attendees are interested in additional training in order to help others. We look forward to Killen having SFT training in the future.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a local workshop.
September 24, 2012
SFT Awareness hosted a fundraising breakfast early in the year in order to raise funds for our international efforts. We were able to go to New Zealand and hold SFT training classes with those funds. Read more
September 21, 2012
Several years ago I was contacted by P. Dharma Swarup. Dharma is a preacher from India who has a D. Min or doctorate degree in ministry. Dharma contacted me because SFT Awareness proposed a great ministry opportunity for him and the other ministers that he is influential over. Read more
September 20, 2012
We want to apologize to our readers who have noticed we have had technical difficulties lately with the website. We are pleased to announce that the problem is fixed and we will be making regular updates and articles again. Thank you for your patience.
June 15, 2012
Antonio and Elaine Lopez are our two newest additions to SFT Awareness. They will be working through the Petaling Jaya church of Christ in Malaysia. If you are interested in learning how to process emotional pain or setting up a class in Malaysia, they can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
March 6, 2012
We want to thank everyone who came to our breakfast on March 3rd as well as those who made a donation. We had 68 people attend and raised over $3000. These funds will help us for our return trip to Malaysia, India, and New Zealand. May God bless you all.
September 8, 2011
This has been an exciting past three months for SFT Awareness. We have come so far in working with new participants, adding new trainers to the ministry and achieving the goals we set for this
ministry. With help and guidance from the Lord, this ministry continues to move forward in reaching out to help others by building strong and lasting relationships with participants and churches.
Currently, we are working with four participants who are aspiring to be trainers before the year is out. One of our future trainers is located in Nashville and the other three reside in Malaysia. We are thrilled to continue adding volunteer trainers to our staff every quarter. Last month, Dona Drake, from Alabama, became our newest trainer. Dona has a background in counseling and psychology. The SFT
staff is very excited to have her join our team. In addition to this, Janna Gonzalez, our bilingual trainer in Texas, is graduating this month with a degree in Biblical Studies from the Texas International Bible Institute. She has been asked to present SFT Awareness to the church of Christ Spanish Seminar in Daytona, Florida, August 12th-13th. To contact either one of these ladies for individual sessions, classes or workshops, please visit our website www.sftawareness.org.
Jimmy Hill is continuing to work on the participant workbook. Our goal is to have this workbook completed before the end of this year, and we are looking forward to adding it to our curriculum. It will provide participants with varrious ways to learn, retain and practice SFT training. He and his wife just returned from Sabanilla, Costa Rica where we held a week long SFT class for the Sabanilla church of Christ. His wife also helped organize their church’s VBS and I preached two Sundays.
Gary Washer, our program director, has been putting together an SFT Advisory Board. This board is designed to help the SFT staff move forward in accomplishing our mission and staying on task. The advisory board includes David Pope, our ministry’s treasurer as well as one of its most faithful and consistent supporters; Brian Coulter, elder at Highland Heights church of Christ and respected community businessman; Josh Pappas, education minister of Highland Heights who holds a degree in Biblical Studies and Brett Evans who has contributed to the ministry through valuable marketing advice and fundraising efforts. We feel this board will help us successfully move into the future with guidance and wisdom.
SFT Awareness continues to help people all over the world through individual sessions. In the past two months we have worked with over 50 people in 239 individual sessions. During these sessions, we teach participants how to remove obstacles that hinder them from developing peace-filled lives. This year alone, we have worked with individuals in Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. With 98% of people in our society carrying emotional pain at some point in their lives, SFT Awareness has been a shining light to thousands across our nation and the world. We want to continue to draw people closer to Jesus Christ by teaching them how to remove the pain in their lives. We appreciate your prayers on behalf of our endeavor to reach the world.
April 20, 2011
In September 2010, I started a journey to Malaysia to join my wife. Her company transferred her to help start a new office in the city of Kuala Lumpur. I took this opportunity to help spread God’s message of peace. Read more
December 9, 2010
Many who are reading this article may not be familiar with what I have been doing over the last month. My wife, Kimberly, and I are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which is the jewel of the Far East. There are many mountains covered with the dark green jungle foliage. The people here are mostly Muslim, which can create some difficulty in spreading the gospel.
October 28, 2010
The weather was great, the chili was awesome, the music was bluegrass and everyone had a great time! The 2nd Annual SFT Awareness Chili Cook-Off was a blast! We had over 80 people in attendance who ate and voted for their favorite pot of chili. During the cook-off, we raised $1,600, making it a great success. Our goal for this fundraiser was to raise $5,000. The funds raised will go to the publishing costs of our new Trainer’s Manual and Student Workbook. It is not too late to donate to this ministry. Thanks again to all who came out, ate chili and donated to this cause. We appreciate your support and prayers as we work to help people remove depression, stress and addiction.
If you would still like to donate, please make your checks to SFT Awareness and send them to:
P.O. Box 366
LaVergne, TN 37086
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