This year we have chosen the theme CARRY ON for our Christmas Offering.
In Philippians, Paul writes "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
He is writing of the joy of having faithful partners in the work God is doing. We have had nine years of that with Christmas offering. We want to CARRY ON that partnership. Because God is carrying on his good work.
So this year we are not investing in new projects, but continuing our investment in areas where God’s work is clear. We will carry on that good work.
Local Schools | $17,000
We want to raise $10,000 to support COS I Love You's pilot program partnering churches with 7-8 public schools and raise $7,000 to bring Mental Health First Aid Training from Education for a Lifetime to three local schools.
Refugee Lighthouses in the Middle East | $40,000
In partnership with Pastor Mohammed Yamout, we want to raise $20,000 to launch a school in the lighthouse we built last year in Lebanon and an additional $20,000 to build another lighthouse in the middle east.
Local Families | $13,000
We want to care for our city. We want to give $5,000 to fund half the cost of running Care Portal in El Paso County and raise $8,000 to expand the reach of Love Your Neighbor team and the bunkbed projects.
The Exodus Road | $30,000
This is our third year of partnership with this organization fighting human trafficking around the world. This year we will focus our money on the fight in Latin America.