Philip's Focus: Ukrainian Family

A Goal of 45,000
Our church is sponsoring a family from Ukraine seeking to relocate to our area. We are partnering with Samaritan Purse in this endeavor. We now know the Tysiachnyi family is scheduled to be here later this month. You will be hearing much more about this extraordinary outreach of our church, in the coming weeks.
 
The sponsorship for our Ukrainian family is for one year. The financial support needed from our church is $45,000. Beginning this Sunday, August 7, 2022, we will begin receiving a special offering that will continue throughout August. Our goal is to raise the entire amount through the generosity of our congregation.  
 
Our Finance Committee has established a designated fund for all who would like to contribute to this family. Please indicate on your checks and memo “UKRAINE PROJECT.” Would it not be great if our congregation could raise $45,000 for this family in August? We can do it!
 
The special offering, of course, is beyond our normal giving and will be received at our worship services on August 7, 14, 21, and 28. You may also give any time during the week. You can give online, mail, or drop by the church office.
 
Also, there is a backstory to this wonderful opportunity. This is not the first time our church has sponsored a family from a war-torn- country. In the 1970s, our church sponsored a Vietnamese family. Our church stepped up then with love and finances. This family transitioned very well, made this their home, and became highly successful in the community. The success of this story is one of the highlights of ministry from another era. And here is our church, decades later, and we have an opportunity to do it again! Another opportunity to show Christ’s love to a family seeking a new home.
 
Our congregation is so generous and always seems to step up to show our love. Let us see if we can meet this goal in the coming four weeks! We can all help with a special gift toward reaching our goal of $45,000. Let us all join in and show our love to our new neighbors, the Tysiachnyi family.
 
Shalom,
 
Philip
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