Jim Fraser

Jim Fraser is president and general manager of The Southeast Outlook.

Each week for nearly 25 years, The Southeast Outlook has faithfully told the story of how people are being connected to Jesus and one another.

By staying true to its niche, The Outlook has thrived over the past decade when many secular print media outlets have withered or have been forced to reinvent themselves in order to remain relevant.

God continues to bless our efforts as He continues to send us the stories that He wants us to tell. We want to be His conduit. We believe our work is an extension of Isaiah 55:11, when God says, “‘So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.’”

Carrying out that mission 52 weeks a year is a tall order, especially for a nine-person staff that includes four editorial team members covering seven Southeast campuses and dozens of dedicated volunteers who help with everything from photography to data entry to newspaper distribution, three senior account executives and one person to coordinate all our wonderful volunteers. It is a team effort.

The Outlook is an independent, non-profit entity. We have been blessed by our longtime advertisers and our faithful donors who sacrificially contribute. You are the ones who continue to keep this paper moving forward. As a result of your generosity, The Outlook reaches more than 75,000 readers each week.

And while you might not see it firsthand, please know that you are helping build a spiritual foundation and an eternal legacy for thousands of readers, not just across Kentuckiana, but around the world. The Outlook is read by school-age children, inmates, international mission partners and nursing home residents.

We often receive touching letters about how stories people read in our pages were the turning point in their relationship with Jesus. We also hear anecdotes from ministry leaders at Southeast when someone attends a class or an Encounter support group because they first learned about it in The Outlook.

This week we are rolling out our summer contribution campaign and you have a tremendous opportunity to help us further our mission. Take a moment and read the letter detailing the campaign that can be found in next week’s edition.

Help The Outlook staff and me as we continue to be obedient to God’s calling to use media as a means of sharing the Good News with the world through our weekly newspaper and full-content digital and mobile versions. I am inviting you to join us on this crucial mission by partnering with us to extend the reach of The Outlook and ensuring that we continue to grow in the years ahead.

Remember, you can also contribute online at www.southeastoutlook.org.

Thank you for your continued support of The Southeast Outlook.  

• $1,000 contribution will cover all costs for you and (12) others to receive the paper for one year

• $300 contribution will cover all costs for you and (3) others to receive the paper for one year

• $75 contribution will cover all mailing and production costs for you to receive the paper for one year

• $50 contribution will cover most of the mailing and production costs for you to receive the paper for one year

• $25 contribution will cover most of the mailing costs for you to receive the paper for one year

If you have any questions about the campaign, or about The Outlook in general, feel free to email me at jfraser@secc.org.

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