We celebrated Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago but I didn't want to miss opportunity to say "thanks" for your giving! Our November gifts included:
*$36,323.25 in budget gifts (bringing our 2010 year-to-date budget receipts to $423,759.43-- 97% of our ministry budget goal!)
*56 shoe boxes filled-to-the-brim with gifts for children around the world through Operation Christmas Child
*distribution of 10 Thanksgiving meals through Storehouse ministries
*provision of turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of Laurel's Edge Senior Living apartments
*75 packages of cake and brownie mixes and 40 personal care items were donated in support of the mission trip to New Orleans to work with Global Maritime Ministries
*$480.51 was received for our world hunger offering which will be distributed through the Baptist World Alliance
*$1,165.00 was received for the benevolence offering after our most recent communion service
*all 25 children we will assist through Angel Tree have already been "spoken for"
On behalf of our ministry partners and as a grateful pastor, let me say again, "thanks for giving!"