Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Give thanks in all circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Be joyful always;
pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

This verse is so appropriate after we just finished our Thanksgiving Holiday and several fundraisers.  My son, Jack, has spent all month learning about being grateful at church.  Our children's ministry has been singing this beautiful song dedicated to this verse.  

Jeff and I are SO joyful and SO thankful for the support we have received.  Our fundraisers and donations have brought us over $15,000.  The love and gifts you have shown us are incredible.  We thank God every night for you all and the individuals who have organized and planned our fundraisers.

While we cannot name every individual who has donated to our cause, we would like to acknowledge the individuals and businesses who helped organize and support our fundraisers.

The invitation to our pasta fundraiser.

Pasta Fundraiser - September 21, 2014
-Mike & Katie Hendricks - Organizer
-Mitch & Lauren Ward - Organizer
-Brian & JoJo Gleason - Organizer
-Russo's Pizza - Hosted Fundraiser

-Merry June - 'Bring Sam Home' Necklaces

Bowling Fundraiser - October 14, 2014
Bowling Pin Auction items
-Sgt. D's Foundation - A charitable foundation that organized our Bowling Fundraiser
-Fred & Ann Jewell - Fundraiser Organizer
-Jason & Amanda Werbeskas - Fundraiser Organizer
-Cinda DeBolt - Fundraiser Organizer
-Denise Clement - Fundraiser Organizer
-Bree Bode - Fundraiser Organizer
-Travis & Sydney Hancock - Fundraiser Organizer
-Wade & Tammy Hancock - Fundraiser Organizer
-Ellen Scripsema - Silent Auction donations
-Jody Bode - Silent Auction donations
-BC Pizza - donated pizzas to our bowling fundraiser attenders
-Waxology - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-Koeze - lane sponsor / cashews & chocolates donation
-Top of the List - Silent auction items & door prizes
-Grand Die - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-Family Fare - Donation of gift cards and items
-Adventure Seekers Travel - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-Hancock Carpentry - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-The Clique Lanes - Bowling lanes and bartender donation
-Scott Moll Drywall, Inc. - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-Jostens - Bowling Lane Sponsor
-Big Star Lake & Resort - Bowling Lane Sponsor and Silent Auction donations
-Dr. Sam Bander - Bowling Lane Sponsor and Silent Auction donations
-Benepay - Bowling Lane Sponsor 

Premier Jewelry Fundraiser - November 24, 2014
-Kristy Owens, Premier Jewelry Consultant