May 26, 2015
I am writing to recommend John Alarid and his Springfield Mo. extension of City Reach ministries. I have known John for approximately seven years. He was a student at Central Bible College where I had served as a member of the faculty. John was a dedicated student who excelled academically. He is also an Assemblies of God credential holder and committed Christian who possesses a remarkable testimony of God’s faithfulness and grace.
John demonstrates a passion for lost people in general and broken and hurting people in particular. God has placed a call upon John and his wife Hannah to plant a church and men’s home to compassionately extend the love of Christ to those who are needy. He is resolved to answer this call and bring the life-changing gospel to this part of the Springfield community.
I urge you to join with John and Hannah by providing prayer support and financial help as God leads you. As you do, you will be partnering with a godly couple and their burden to reach those in great need of divine grace and mercy. It will be an investment that will bear significant fruit in the coming years.
In Christ’s service,
Dr. Michael R. Jaffe
Professor and Dept. Chair in Church Ministries,