March 3, 2012 by Pastor Dave Scifres
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see"
In January, the Missions Outreach Committee passed a budget of $22,000.00 for the coming year. We arrived at this amount solely on faith – faith in our hope for this church and certainty of how God has touched each and every one of your hearts over the past year.
Faith Promise Sunday pledges totaled $22,016.00. We had pledges from people who never gave to Missions previously. We had pledges for $5.00 a month – that could fill one more backpack each month; $20.00 per month – that is enough candy for another trunk at Trunk and Treat; $20.00 per year – that will buy 10 more gifts for our Secret Santa Shop. Every single pledge – large or small – will impact at least one family in our community and maybe several around the world. The need is so great and your dollars, whether large or small, will be used to benefit those in need here in Miami County as well as around the world.
May God Bless each and every one of you for your loving concern.
MARCH MINISTRY OF THE MONTH:
Salvation Army – school supplies (pencils, erasers, crayons, glue sticks needed)
Food pantries – rice, instant potatoes, pasta, sauces & gravies