Note of thanks from our Executive Director
What a wonderful set of banquets we have had this past October. We were able to share with over 150 people at 2 events how we have seen God move over the past year, and how we hope to see him move in the coming year. We highlighted how our programs have maintained effectiveness and grown over the year, including the fact that we have provided food for so many children, the families of the community, and other adults. We highlighted the large number of students from Moody Bible Institute and other Universities that make up the core of our volunteer pool and the way God has put it on the hearts of others to work and intern with us post-college as well. We then spoke about how so many young people serve here on a weekly basis and how we believe that the future holds the opportunity to continue to pour into our next generation of Christian leaders.
We are so grateful for the support that came through in October. More than $20,000 came in through one time donations, many encouraging and affirming words were received, and many people expressed how they were praying and/or would be praying for us. In order for us to continue to be sustainable, which is the plight of many non-profit organizations, we need to maintain our diverse streams of funding and build up our regular monthly contributions from individual donors. Would you consider even a small and regular monthly contribution. You hear it all the time on the radio and television stations who run pledge drives. 100 people giving $10 is $1000 a month in income, 50 people giving $100 a month is $5000 a month income. 25 people giving $500 a month is $12,500 a month in income. Read through our website, visit our Facebook page, watch some of our videos, pray and consider your partnership with us.
F. Scott Manke
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