From the Executive Director · December 23, 2020

2020 Update

Greetings and God’s blessings to you all!

2020 has been a year like no other with Covid tearing at the fabric of our ministry.  However, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continues to sustain us even through these tough times.  As long as we continue to put our faith and trust in Him, He will lead us out of the darkness and into a world free from Covid where we can hold weekends, Ultreyas, and allow God’s love to flow through us with embrazio!

As an Executive Board, we have been praying for discernment on how to best support the individual secretariats. 

After much prayer, we have voted to eliminate annual dues from the secretariats for 2020.  This money is better served staying in your secretariats and sustaining your efforts there while we weather this season in our ministry together.

We have added a “Donate” button to our website for donations to the National Secretariat if secretariats or individuals feel called to contribute in that way.  You can set up one-time donations or recurring donations through the system.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brian Schwarz, Rick Hanzlik, or myself.

I leave you with the verse on my heart today.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.”

Philippians 4:6

The Executive Board will continue to pray for all of you and our ministry. We pray for a blanket of protection and that God blesses and keeps you in His Grace!

Brian Schwarz,
Executive Director

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Brian is NLS Executive Director, from 2020 to present. He began his Via de Cristo journey on Indiana/Kentucky men’s weekend #57 back in 2008. It was a life-changing experience for him and bred a passion for Christ and the VdC ministry itself.