TFC Global Ministry

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Dear Friends And Family,

Happenings In Lodi, Ohio: This year has already been busy. There have been many changes since our last newsletter. Due to the resignation of the lead chaplain in the Lodi location, my duties have returned to serving more steadily in this area. I have been busy with meetings at the TFC Global International Office and serving at the Lodi TA truck stop as chaplain. Starting March 1, I will be serving at a new location beyond the traditional truck stop. I am pursuing an outpost ministry location within the Central Ohio Warehousing facility by using an office in a welcoming church in Shelby, Ohio. I am thankful for the opportunity to reach drivers and the terminal staff in a place other than the truck stop. This church has opened the doors for TFC Global to be ministering to drivers and the trucking companies located in their area.

I am so thankful for the loyal supporters of the Lodi OH location where I am most active. Since starting in ministry full-time with TFC Global on March 1, 2021, the financial support has grown from nothing to meeting over half of the monthly budget consistently. As of February 1, 2022, the income has blossomed to provide full salary support for the ministry that is my calling. Again, a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your prayers and financial blessing.

As a chaplain during these winter months, I have noticed a definite decrease in the number of drivers coming into the FaithLife Center to talk or attend worship. However, this month I was able to hear an amazing testimony about how God is working in one truck driver's life. "Rick" came into the FLC recently, began talking about how grateful he was to be able to visit truck stop chapels across the country, and is thankful for the chaplains that continue to serve. He continued by saying that the first 27 years of his career he battled with drug addiction and would "crawl up the steps (of the chapel) to escape the demons that were physically and mentally attacking him." Thankfully, for the last 20 years, he has overcome this addiction, thanks to Jesus' saving grace, the "Celebrate Recovery" program, and the support of the chaplains that he sought out and met for his renewal. He now "proudly walks" into various truck stop chapels and speaks highly of God's power and his ongoing faith in Jesus Christ as his way to salvation. The "Celebrate Recovery Program" is a ministry initiative that TFC Global embraces. These opportunities to share through ministry to professional drivers continue to warm my heart daily.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • That there will be people that will step up and grow as a team of supporters to pray for us and be instrumental in progressing our fundraising efforts.
  • That we will be able to reach the trucking industry more effectively for Christ.
  • That we will have more opportunities this year to share about the ministry of TFC Global within the community and its churches.
  • That we find more volunteer associates who are willing to serve, so the Lodi FLC can be open more often. Several volunteer associates at Lodi retired due to age and health concerns, leaving only 3-4 associates to cover the FLC each month. Continue to pray for these faithful servants.
  • That the new outpost location grows in its ability to serve the needs of professional drivers and allows open doors to ministry in other terminals in Shelby. Good news can travel fast when God's work is being done.
I am very pleased to be able to say that as of right now, our budget is sufficient to cover the monthly expenses. Of course, without monthly financial support, the ministry will not be able to continue in Lodi.

Thank you so much for your support in prayer, giving, and financial partnerships.

Chaplain Stanley & Cathie Wertz
Chaplain Stanley Wertz
stanleyw@tfcglobal.org
419-378-2503