January Newsletter

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Dear Friends,

Why are we here?  Isn’t that a question we all have asked ourselves at some point in our lives? I thought growing up the goal of my life was to make myself happy. That never seemed to work out well for me. The more I tried to make myself happy the more miserable I seemed to become. I was confused. I was doing everything I thought I was supposed to do. I was successful in business. I was married and had children. I had a nice home and a nice car. Why wasn’t I happy?

It wasn’t until much pain and anguish and desperation had taken me places that no one would desire to go that I started to seek God for the answers to the questions I had been asking for my entire life. I was “created in Christ Jesus for good works.” I was not created to spend my entire life trying to make myself happy, but to love and serve God and others! And the crazy part for me was when I finally gave up trying to make myself happy I found a life that I never could have dreamed could exist.

That’s what LifeQuest is about! We exist to serve the youth of New Mexico and their families. And as we enter 2022 the opportunities are huge! We are starting the third round of our groups for The 4:13 Journey. For the first time we will be hosting not one, but two 4:13 Journey groups of young people simultaneously in Albuquerque. We have applications for over 40 youth! We also will be launching The 4:13 Journey in Las Cruces in March, our first time outside of Albuquerque.

Then on June 6, we will be hosting our 9th annual LifeQuest Charity Golf Classic.  Last year we had over 180 golfers participate and expect a full field again this year. Please get your registrations in early so you can reserve the tee time that you prefer. This year’s tournament will be our biggest and best yet so don’t get shut out! Please, please, please register early!

Our work continues with youth across New Mexico with kids inside and outside of the juvenile facilities.  Please pray for us and for the juvenile facilities as quarantines and other issues are navigated. These young men and women are the most vulnerable in the State and need our continued prayers and service. We can and must break the chains of abuse, drug use, and incarceration!

We expect big things in 2022. Everything we do is because of your faithful prayer and support. Please continue to partner with us as we continue to strive to reach and serve more and more youth throughout New Mexico.

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! You are so appreciated.

Serving together,

John D. Jones President/CEO 505-341-9383 LifeQuest Office John.jones@lifequestusa.org www.lifequestusa.org