What a wonderful evening we had Saturday night! Thank you to all who attended – you are the ones who put the “fun” back in “fundraising!” The numbers aren’t all in yet, but it looks like we raised about $10,000 toward our trip and the ministry in India. Praise God! We also have 12 new sponsor commitments. Now that this big event is in the past, we can set our sails and focus on the final preparations for the trip. Please pray for the few days remaining that we will have clarity of thought as we work on our lessons and packing. The men will be teaching through the entire Old Testament in 5 days! They have so much material to cover and I know they are striving to do it excellently.
I want to thank all those who made this evening so successful! Thank you to Kim and Scott and the set up crew (Vaughna and Pat) Thank you SO MUCH to Rick and Dean and the excellent lighting and display for the art auction. Thanks to Jen for helping me hang all the art. Thanks to Gretchen for always being available to help with whatever we need. Thanks to Tammy for untold HOURS of work. Thank you Carrie and the rest of the office for your patience and help with all our projects. Thank you to Wayne and Jonathan for being “sound men.” Thanks to the ensemble for the beautiful music! Thanks to the artists for donating not only your time and talent, but your heart as well. Thank you, Larry, for photographing the event. Thank you Karla and Jeff for helping with the collections and clean up. Thank you to the young people who served so beautifully and helped clean up. Thank you, Sylvia, for the tasty appetizers. Thank you, Lord, for blessing the outcome.