Paige Harker

I am happy to share that we accomplished much this past year!  We launched the F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives Program  (Face Addiction with Intervention and Training for Healing) and six (6) Lancaster and nine (9) York County churches are in various phases of ministry mobilization and launch to provide addiction prevention and recovery support to their congregants.  It is inspiring to see these churches blaze the way so that more families in our community may find healing and wellness, and ultimately reduce addictions in all forms. I am so impressed by these churches because they have stepped forward to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in their congregation. Together, we know that by the healing power of God, we can be the conduits to help individuals in our neighborhoods sustain recovery.

I am also happy to say that tremendous progress has been made in Uganda with the school-wide prevention program last year. GOAL is supporting The Church of Uganda to implement a prevention program in 640 secondary schools of 37 Church of Uganda Dioceses across the country to help youths avoid or delay using drugs. The goal of this program is to promote scientific evidence-based community, family and school programmes and strategies for the purpose of preventing drug use among children and adolescents. Notably, in early July 2019, Uganda’s National Drug Authority Senior Management agreed to partner with the Church of Uganda to develop a holistic strategy and create long-term partnerships that include Family, School, Youth, Health and the Workplace. To give to the Uganda Mission, go to www.goalproject.org.

In the upcoming year, I anticipate more growth and impact in central PA and Uganda.  We are holding another training series in East York, PA  that began on August 31st .  The third of the 3-workshop series is scheduled on May 2nd, titled Advanced Skills and Sustainability.  We also have another series planned for Elizabethtown/Mount Joy, PA area.

GOAL is dedicated to bring light to those living in darkness and with it, a pathway to health.  I am grateful to have partners like you who care because we can’t do it alone. Thank you for coming alongside us with your hands, feet and funds to support GOAL as we work to impact our community with addiction prevention and sustainable recovery education.

To support GOAL, give at www.goalproject.org or send a check to GOAL, made out to GOAL Project. Send to 313 W Liberty Street, Suite 260, Lancaster, PA 17603.

May you be richly blessed.

Paige Harker

Executive Director

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