“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”  Rom 14:12

Only 20 short months ago, a group of us in Atlanta were burdened for imprisoned children in Uganda.  Initially, we stepped out in faith to try to help in a relatively small way.  In what seems like the blink of an eye, God transformed it into a full-blown ministry.  Nearly 2 years later, our hearts are even more passionately devoted to Christ and to this beautiful ministry He has entrusted to us.

As stewards, we know that we are accountable to Him for how we conduct ourselves and how we oversee the ministry.  To whom much is given much is required.  Luke 12:48. So we truly strive to excel in everything we do knowing that it is Christ we serve, and our lives and this ministry reflect Him.

So in these last few days of 2011 when so many of you have made sacrificial gifts to the ministry, we wanted to affirm our commitment to financial and operational integrity.  We commit to being transparent and making ourselves accountable for how we manage the funds that you graciously entrust to SixtyFeet.

In that spirit, just yesterday we submitted our application to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (www.ecfa.org).  We have been preparing our application materials for months and are excited to have formally begun the process.  If you are not familiar with the ECFA, we highly recommend you check them out.  For over 3 decades, they have helped churches and ministries develop and maintain God-honoring ethical practices for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.

Admission to the ECFA provides another layer of accountability for SixtyFeet and requires us to adhere to strict standards that honor Christ in how we operate.  As part of being admitted to the ECFA, our financial information will be available for public inspection, which we will link to through our website.

Paul calls all of us to walk in a manner worthy of the calling we have received.  Eph. 4:1.  Indeed, this is a high calling and we take it seriously.  We earnestly desire to honor and serve Christ through SixtyFeet.  It is the reason we first stepped out and the foundation on which we continue.  As long as this ministry is entrusted to us, that is our commitment to you.