On Thursday evening, April 12th, over 500 guests gathered together at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio to celebrate God's working through the medical ministry of Caring Partners International. The evening started with a Silent Auction, where guests bid via their smartphones on more than 350 items, donated by supporting businesses and individuals. Anna Love & Amanda Mangialardo played beautiful classical music while guests mingled through the Silent Auction area.
Rick Lalli, CPI's Director of Ministry Development, opened the evening in prayer and introduced the Event Level Sponsor, Rob Russell of Russell & Company Total Wealth Management. Rob shared a personal testimony and recognized and thanked the other Corporate Sponsors.
Following a wonderful Thai inspired buffet dinner, CPI President and Missionary Adam Reed introduced the Banquet's guest speaker, Pastor Jay Orata from Chiang Rai, Thailand. Pastor Jay shared a personal story about CPI's impact in northern Thailand. Pastor Jay noted that the Caring Partners' healthcare clinics enabled his church to build deeper relationships in the local community, and as a direct result, many Thai people came to Christ. These deeper relationships provided continued opportunities for church visitation, and also discipleship, resulting in Pastor Jay's church doubling in size!
Rhonda Reed, CPI Executive Director and Missionary, shared about the spiritual condition of the nation of Thailand and testimonies of how the Holy Spirit is moving among the Thai people. CPI Missionary Jon Lambert closed the evening in prayer.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Mission Leadership Team of Caring Partners, THANKS SO MUCH to each of our guests, sponsors, volunteers, and our donors for creating an unforgettable evening. By God's grace, enough dollars were raised for Caring Partners to purchase a Welch Allyn Vision Screener, which will be used to provide the gift of sight to men, women, and children with impaired vision all around the world.
We give all of the praise, honor, and glory to the Lord for all He is accomplishing through the ministry of Caring Partners International!