Letters from the Heart

In 1973, Chuck and I were invited to speak at Bethlehem Lutheran Church surrounded by the bean and cornfields of Morris, IL. For 44 years they have faithfully supported FFHM.  

Dear Charla & Chuck,
I am enclosing a check from our Mission Outreach Community here at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The committee held a bake sale and a kringla sale this year to raise funds for missions. Donations of baked goods and also monetary donations enabled us to make this contribution to your ministry.

We wish you God’s blessings in your work.

The Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church with his family

The Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church with his family

Dear FFHM, You are my ‘heart’ ministry. I read your newsletter and would cry or laugh and pray. May this little bit of money be multiplied greatly to the needs of your community.Donna Williss

Your deep and abiding faithfulness to this difficult work transcends any ‘human’ or natural efforts. The Foundation for His Ministry is most certainly sustained by His own power. I look at what has been accomplished…how this ministry has multiplied and increased under your stewardship and my mind is amazed! 

He has inspired you with great vision and enabled you to continue this marvelous work that began with mighty miracles and will certainly continue through His power. 

After all He is the Lord of the harvest and if we cry out to Him with all our hearts, will He not most assuredly raise up workers for His great harvest. 
Yes and amen! 

Does that not include financial supporters, intercessors and replacements for those called away? Yes and amen! 

Our Lord who has begun this great work, will He not also bring it to conclusion? Keeping it growing? Sustaining it? Let us cry out to Him and call on Him: Faithful. Yes and Amen! 

 He will do much more than we can ask or imagine. I have seen the Lord’s heart towards His Ministry. You are an amazing steward of His resources. Your heart is filled with love for Him, for these desperate ones He desires to raise up from the ash heap of desolation. 

This great God, our Savior, the man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He knows and He will never forsake you. He will continue this great work. Let us pray fervently, hopefully, expectantly for Him to provide for all of FFHM’s needs, in ways too mighty, too wonderful to fathom.” 
Linda Griffin, Alabama

Dear Charla, I was moved to tears by your testimony of miracles in your life. I felt the presence of the Lord… I recently got serious with the Him. I was addicted…got into trouble, but God redeemed me and put me on the right course. I got probation and classes. Thank God, He used your testimony to set me free.” R.B. (A copy of The Little Lost Pup was sent to R.B.) 

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Jesus has given you a heart for the poor. The words to a secular tune came to mind. 

You gotta’ have heart. All you really need is heart. When the odds are sayin’ you’ll never win. That’s when the grin should start. You gotta’ have hope. Mustn’t sit around and mope. Nothin’s half as bad as it may appear…You can open any door, there’s nothin’ to it but to do it. You’ve gotta have heart.
A friend of His Ministry  

“Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” Romans 5:5.



 “I have heard nothing but incredible things about this year’s Night in Bethlehem. The production is never done halfway. I hear this year’s was again an amazing pageant. That much seed going out can’t help but produce a harvest of belief in many lives.” Carrie Irving (Over 3,000 attended this event in 2017.)