Hello folks. As many of you know, I am a volunteer for the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia; you can learn more about us here. We help literally hundreds of people every year try and secure justice in the legal system through pro bono or low fee legal services. We are always trying to improve our services, help more people, and be able to do more for the people we are already helping.
We just celebrated our third annual autumn Philadelphia banquet and out second annual Bucks County banquet! At the banquets we had opportunity to hear clients’ stories told by them personally, stories of attorneys who served our clients, and how God has blessed the clients, attorneys, and the Clinic.
Last year at this time the Clinic established a daring budget and goals for 2015. We opened more clinics; we recruited more attorneys; and, despite taking a risk on our budgeted expenditures, we will meet our expenses through the gracious gifts our donors and, more importantly, God.
It is amazing just how much God has blessed the Clinic, and our clients through the Clinic. For a glimpse into our work, please check out the videos below, especially the 2015 video which is brand new!
2016 looks to be another great year! We hope to expand into Camden and another two locations in Philadelphia. We serve hundreds of people each year, and there are many more we can reach through our services and, more importantly, many more we can reach with the Gospel of Christ.
Of course, like any charity organization, in order to help others we need your help to do it. Please come out to one of our Clinic locations to see what we are doing first hand; our Clinic locations are described here. If you can, help out by volunteering; also, we are always in need of money to fund our ministry. If you feel led to donate, you can do so here. If you cannot do these things, please pray for us and our ministry.
Finally, the Clinic exists to help people secure justice in the American legal system here in the Philadelphia area. More importantly, however, the Clinic exists for people to be the face of Jesus to those who need it and to help people, not just through their legal issues, but through their spiritual ones as well, which so often are closely related to their legal issues. Help us heed Christ’s call to help “the least of these” and pursue religion “that is pure and undefiled” by giving to our efforts. Always remember that Jesus identified himself as among those called “least” as they, in the end, will be great.
Please be sure to watch these great videos as they show a few of the personal stories of the people the Clinic has helped. Thanks and God bless.