On October 16, Nanci and I and the Eternal Perspective Ministries staff celebrated 25 years of God's faithfulness and kindness to EPM. It was a rich time together. We’re grateful for each person who was able to join us that night. Also, we appreciated getting notes from many more of you from places around the country and around the world, saying you would have loved to have joined us if you’d been able. That meant a lot to us. (We were also moved by the video testimonials some dear friends kindly submitted.)
To every person who has supported this ministry through your prayers, your giving, your time or your interest in who we are and what we do, Nanci and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (Thanks also to those who make purchases in our bookstore—all profits help fund EPM!)
Over the years at EPM God has faithfully provided a wonderful staff with giftings that perfectly fit with just what we’ve needed, and at just the right times. This has freed us up to do what God has called us to do: encourage others to live for Jesus, in light of eternity. Our founding verse is 2 Corinthians 4:18:
We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
God is the Great Provider. He’s been faithful to us beyond measure. We give all the honor and praise to Him. “It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:24). We continue to trust in Him and His grace to provide for us, and are so grateful for your part in that—“And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, ISV).
Thank you, sincerely, for joining with us in spreading what Isaiah 52:7 calls “the good news of happiness”!
Also, I am truly humbled that some special friends of Eternal Perspective Ministries kindly shared video messages expressing their congratulations on EPM's 25 years of ministry. You can view them on our site. These encouraging words are from Joni Eareckson Tada, Ron Blue, John Piper, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Dennis Rainey, Terri Blackstock, David Wills, Greg Laurie, Jerry Jenkins, George Verwer, and Todd Wagner.
This PowerPoint presentation displayed at the event shares some highlights from the ministry's history, and from the Alcorn family:
After the event, we received this kind note from Doug Nichols, Founder & International Director Emeritus of ACTION International:
Dear Randy and Nanci,
What an honor it was to be one of the many guests at EPM's 25th Anniversary! It was one of the best anniversary-type programs we have ever attended. God certainly used you as you spoke and shared of God's blessing on the ministry these past 25 years.
Thank you for your faithfulness and standing true for the Word of God, concern for the needy, especially children in crisis and the unborn. Thank you for your concern for missions around the world, your generosity to ACTION International, and later to us. Brian Stewart [Action’s Cuba Director] and others have been greatly blessed and helped through your encouragement and meeting of many needs.
…I really appreciated your praise and appreciation of the EPM staff. What a gracious group of workers for the kingdom. You could tell they were very excited about the ministry. May God be praised!
Let me encourage you with the following: “The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power” (Isaiah 40:28-29, NASB).
Thank you again.
Sincerely in Christ,