Tom and Laura Clifton, serving as missionaries with FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru.

On our blog you can read the latest conference quotes, find out about new things happening within FamilyLife, keep updated with our family, find links to helpful sites, and also find out how to join our support team.

Friday, December 30, 2016


Have you ever tried to make a sandcastle birthday cake? 

I tried to make a sandcastle cake for Courtney’s birthday party many years ago.  The problem was it acted like a sandcastle during the building process…it kept crumbling and breaking apart.  So, after using many toothpicks to try and hold it in place and freezing the cake so it could stay in one piece it was finally ready for the birthday party. The cake held together and Courtney was able to "make a wish" blowing out the candles on her cake.  But no one knew it was literally crumbling from the inside out.  Unfortunately many homes and families are like this today.  On the outside they look good but they too are crumbling from within.  
We saw evidence of this when we were teachers and it's how God got our attention and called us to join staff with FamilyLife.  As missionaries we've had the opportunity to see firsthand what happens when couples apply God's blueprints to their marriage and family.  

Here is just one example from a Weekend to Remember Event:

"This conference has helped to open my eyes in many areas.  I not only realized how much I was doing wrong, but also realized how blind I've been.  I opened my eyes and prayed for the first time.  I accepted the Lord into my heart and into my life.  We went from talking about divorce already to actually sitting and talking for hours on end!!  I strongly believe that we are going to thrive!"

Lives impacted, legacies changed and the gospel shared...that's what we are passionate about.  Would you like to be a part of helping families have a firm foundation that can weather the storms?  We'd love for you to consider joining us as partners in ministry! 

You can join us as prayer partners right now, and if you are interested in finding out about joining us as financial partners we would love to share more with you. Or you can also go online and give an end of year tax deductible donation on our Cru giving site https://give.cru.org/0467491

Tom & Laura

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