Wow, what a month, with our first (90) day challenge wrapping up on the 6th with a celebration party that showed more love and care to the tune of just over $7,000 dollars. Thank-you!
Then we had our very first run at a Motorcycle benefit fundraiser on the 20th tagged "Ride with a Mission" and that too brought much needed exposure and fun, not to mention some new partners and a small profit of approximately $1,000 dollars. - This event is likely going to have a spring date next year and promises to be twice the event it was first go around. Thank-you, Thank-you!!
And sandwiched between all this hard work and fun we had two Graduate from the (12) month 1st phase of our (18) month program and another eleven complete the 2nd phase (18) month commitment as they spread their wings and flew to GED completion, College or gainful employment. Congratulations! (Pray for the two or so that have found this phase more difficult than others, and that God would open up doors of employment as they remain faithful to stay the course.)
Finally, with most of our table sales for our Annual Banquet being sold in the month of September the Lord brought in some 45 tables and single seat sales totaling $15,750 dollars and again we say a resounding, Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!!!
Please also remember that amongst all of this activity there are those of you out there that continue to faithfully support the Mission month after month without all of these cylinders running at full capacity we eventually slow down, run rough, and before long grind to a halt. So collectively, I'd like to applaud the love you've shown us here at the Mission whether it be through your love gift, your continued prayer, or by volunteering with us, you by making yourself available to our Lord make it possible for the Mission to reach, or impact those in need, and that's exactly where our Savior would be. THANK YOU, one and all.
I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
With God's Richest Blessings,
Executive Director, Madera Rescue Mission