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BIG News!! by scotthodge
January 2, 2008, 12:41 am
Filed under: Advent Conspiracy, Glocal, The Orchard

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As most of you know, this Christmas we challenged our church community to make relational gift giving a priority with our families and loved ones. The idea behind this was to focus on giving gifts that will last far beyond just this season.

We then asked people to take whatever money they saved by giving relationally and to give it on Christmas Eve so that we could redistribute it to those in need. Our plan was to split it right down the middle and give half to a clean water project in Africa and then give the other half to a local organization in Aurora who provides food and other essential items to those in need.

Well, let me tell you… I am BLOWN AWAY by the response! Get this…

$22,700.00 was given towards Advent Conspiracy!

I can’t even begin to tell you HOW HUGE this is! What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus then by showing His love to those in need?!

I’ll tell you… I am SO PROUD of The Orchard Community. I love how missionally you all think and live!

I cannot WAIT to see what what’s ahead in 2008!

Posted by Scott Hodge

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