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Joining the Family…

Why ASI?

Zaidie Crowe


Since ASI was founded in 1947, it has helped provide valuable support, networking and encouragement to its members—self-supporting institutions in the early years and businesses, individual professionals and supporting ministries today.

Being an active witness, no matter what one’s vocation, can be hard work. Having a support structure, a family of fellow workers who can provide ideas, resources and inspiration is why ASI exists. ASI is committed to seeing laypeople take the lead and succeed in ministry.

spring-summer_09_inside_asi_page_30_image_0002But what is being an ASI member actually like? Why does one become a part of ASI? And what experience or benefit can ASI members expect? Here’s what Ron & Pat Goss of Project Restore, an ASI member organization, had to say.

During devotions one morning, we read these words of Jesus: “That they all may be one as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us” (John 17:21). Reflecting on that scripture, we started to think about how Jesus has led our ministry, Project Restore.

The ministry was founded in 1995, and it wasn’t long before we realized our limitations in accomplishing God’s work. We learned very early the importance of working together with folks of kindred spirit, so we became members of ASI.

At ASI we met other people and ministries with a similar desire for taking the gospel to a dying world. We found that by networking with other ASI member ministries, we didn’t have to “reinvent the wheel” to accomplish our goals. Cooperating with other ASI members has enhanced so many of our projects—from evangelistic crusades and literature distribution to assisting overseas ministries.

Not only has Project Restore been assisted by members of ASI, we have been able, by God’s grace, to financially assist nearly 50 other ministries over the years. We’ve found that the more you help other ministries, the more the Lord blesses your own. To date, God has worked through Project Restore to print more than 40,000,000 presenttruth-filled magazines that have been distributed all over the world.

Every year we look forward to the ASI Convention and the local chapter meetings. It is a blessing for us to meet other people with a passion for soul winning and to hear and share special testimonies.

We also invite our friends in the professional sphere to join ASI and to get involved in sharing Christ. Because, as the old saying goes, “many hands make light work.” When they see other laypeople involved and giving their talents for God’s glory, they realize there’s a place for them in the Lord’s work as well.

It is past time that we press together in truth and take the gospel to a dying world. We encourage you to join ASI and get active in our Father’s business. It’s an unparalleled blessing.

Ron & Pat’s testimony is just one of many from ASI members who are excited about working together to further the Lord’s work. That’s why they’re part of ASI.

There’s a place for you in the ASI family, too. Apply for membership online at or call 301-680-6450.