So camp has been creeping up on us quickly. It’s really hard to believe that we are only a week away. We’ve been in the process of planning this for almost a year now and it’s finally here! So we wanted to give you all a little rundown of what’s been going on and how the people of Open Door have really stepped up!
A couple months ago we sent out an announcement. Our announcement was simple. We gave you a chance to sponsor a student who, because of the cost, couldn’t go. You responded and it literally blew us away! We have been able to raise over $3,600 in sponsorships alone. Do you know what that equates to??? Being able to send almost 20 students to camp!!! It has been absolutely incredible to see you respond and send these students to a place we believe will forever change their lives.
The crazy thing is that you didn’t stop there! We have had two pretty big fundraisers. One at Chick-fil-A and the other was our huge BBQ Chicken/Bake Sale combo fundraiser. With these fundraisers you shocked us again! We were able to raise a combined total of $2,700. All of this fundraiser money goes to our students. It was able to cut the cost of the students who participated in the fundraisers and who didn’t already receive sponsorship money down $100. That simply puts us at a loss for words.
YOU have caused an Overflow before we have even gotten to Overflow. We are so incredibly proud of our church. We want you to go ahead and celebrate with us and thank God for what he has done here. Now we get to rest in His Overflow, because so many students’ lives will be changed from this!
Thank you for all that you’ve done for these students. There is no way to express what it actually means, but thank you!