Grace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior:
I am a member of Paradise Church of God in Christ at 4234 Hendrix Drive, Forest Park, Georgia 30297. To begin, I would like to invite you to join us for worship. Our Pastor, Bishop Paul L. Fortson, is a wonderfully-inspired man of God who loves the Lord and loves His people. It would be a pleasure to have you attend one of our anointed services in the near future.
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your support as our church tackles a monumental task. In 2002, Bishop Fortson was led by the Lord to build a gymnasium and cultural center for the members of Paradise and our surrounding community. In 2003, we opened the doors to the newly-built Paradise Gymnasium & Cultural Center. Since then, many wonderful things have transpired to not only benefit our members, but also our local community, the city of Forest Park, and neighboring cities throughout Clayton County.
With a goal to help community residents make positive changes in their lives and build stronger families, Paradise has assisted men, women and youth through mentoring programs, sports tournaments, career and education coaching, and parenting and life skills development. I am Godly-proud to share that several of the young men and women we have worked with have gone on to college or trade school and are now productive citizens in their respective communities. Additionally, in 2012, we served the international community by partnering with Forest Park’s City Government as the host site for over 100 volunteers who collectively packaged more than 20,000 meals for the people of Haiti.
Given our Center’s impact, our desire is not only to continue serving in this capacity, but also to do more! Today, our church is facing a financial challenge, however. God has given a vision through our Pastor called Sponsor a Saint. I am asking you to Sponsor a Saint by sowing a seed of $100, $50, or $25. By sowing a seed, once or becoming a ministry partner, you will enable us to liquidate our mortgage (one million dollars) for the Paradise Gymnasium & Cultural Center. By liquidating the mortgage, it will allow us to expand our community service and do more. I believe God placed our church here to help people. Moreover, I believe God is going to bless you for whatever amount He leads you to give. We have selected the following theme for this year: “We are called to minister and witness to a deeply distressed and troubled world” (Acts 20:15-18).
With your help and God on our side, we are going to make it! We would be pleased and honored if you would take a moment and sow a seed today. You can mail your seed offering to the address above, or please go to our website at www.paradise/cogic.org and make your donation. All donations are tax deductible.
Be blessed in Jesus name,
Antonio Maurice Daniels
Director of Christian Education
Chairman of Education Special Interest Group
Paradise Church of God in Christ