Dear Partners and Friends,
We have a great reason to be thankful and to praise the Lord at the end of this fiscal year! As I write, we are not quite to the end of September which will give the "final, final" amount raised by our chapter. But, we can be confident that it is very close to $270,000!! That is $30,000 above our $240,000 goal for the year—which was a stretch from the year before! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal.
On October 1, we begin a new fiscal year with a new goal. Our leadership team nearly unanimously voted to increase our goal to $300,000. That vote was an expression of the faith our leaders have in God to use us for his praise. We will be funding the same three projects that we know bring transformational change to vulnerable children and families: in Syrian Refugee Camps, in rural and urban Honduras, and with girls at risk of FGM and early marriage in Kenya. These projects are a joy for us to support and an exciting opportunity to invite our friends to join in ministry.
Beyond the positive challenge of a stretch goal, beyond the support of life-changing projects, beyond the fun and connection of working with like-minded women, your partnership brings another blessing. The work we support together demonstrates the image of God that He wants the world to know:
Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
“The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”
So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalem
when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship the Lord.
Thank you for all you did to make this year so successful. Now, get ready to partner with God’s work through us in the coming year!
We invite you to get started with us right away. Here are two great opportunities in October:
Attend the Fall Kick-off on October 2. Our speaker will be Ray Norman, author of Dangerous Love, who currently serves in the role of WASH Global Sector Lead for World Vision International. He’ll share stories of Life, Water & Transformation in World Vision projects.
And, if you want to learn about or would like a refresher on World Vision’s ministry, then sign up for a Zoom Women of Vision 101 class on October 23.
Looking forward with you to the adventure of the year ahead,
CWWOV Chapter Co-Chair