For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor Angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (1599 Geneva Bible)
Our processing service received no mail at our postal boxes in Washington, DC for most days in December. Despite the distraction of the office flooding, we made numerous calls to the Washington, DC post office in the second week of December. It was discovered that our payments made three months early for our special “virtual postal box” accounts had not been posted and that our mail had been “held.”
The failure, if it was not deliberate, was purely within the USPS accounting system.
The company that picks up and scans the mail for us worked tirelessly to help retrieve our mail from the post office. (FOR SECURITY REASONS OUR MAIL IS SPECIALLY PROCESSED OUTSIDE OUR OFFICE)
The USPS admitted the error but then told us they could not find our “held” mail. The USPS continued to hold our mail for almost all of December without explanation. The Post office suddenly “found” over 1,300 envelopes addressed to us on December 28th. During the first week of January more mail was “found” and deliveries returned to “normal.”
I am very suspicious of motive. Was our mail really “lost” in the postal facility for over two weeks or was it deliberately hidden? Did we receive all the hidden mail? I don’t know the answer to that! It gets worse … It was not just mail held in December. Some envelopes were post marked as far back as September 1st. It took four months for those checks to reach us!
In all we held true to the Lord and continued all of our programs. No child we promised a Christmas to went without. Our fund transfers to Nigeria continued!
I will make sure all donations are posted to the proper year! The checks we received in the mail held by USPS dated before December 31, 2021 will be posted as donations in 2021 for tax purposes and a proper year end receipt will be issued.
If you mailed a check to the Religious Freedom Coalition in November or December and it still has not been cashed, please contact our office at 202-543-0300.