As 2022 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on the wonder of generosity. Generosity has the power to transform our hearts and also the lives of people who experience the love of Jesus through our giving. Have you ever reflected on how God uses our generosity to help bring people who are far from God, near to Him? Have you seen the hope found when we invest in the lives of our younger generations or the freedom seen in the eyes of a person who meets Jesus for the first time?
Through the end of the year let's rediscover the wonder of generosity through the celebration of what God has done through our giving. Together as a church, can we give up something we love, for something we love more if we are able to raise $200,000 above and beyond our regular giving to continue share the love of Jesus through three special projects.
It has been said the younger generations are the most "connected" "disconnected" generations ever. They crave authentic community and relationships with little direction on where to find them. Summer camps can make an eternal difference in the life of a student by giving them the opportunity to accept Christ, grow in their faith and find real community. In 2022 we sent 67 kids to camp and 222 Youth to CIY and Leadership Camps. In 2023 we want to multiply that number by helping students who are unable to attend due to financial limitations through a $100,000 scholarship fund.
Our Ministry Partners CICM serve some of the poorest communities of India with food, health care and the planting of churches in unreached areas. Together we can help to purchase equipment, supplies and provide for teacher salaries at a new Apologetics School in New Delhi, India. By raising $50,000 pastors who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of the Gospel will be educated and trained to reach the unreached with a message of hope.
Because of your generosity we have seen our youngest kids grow in their faith while attending class in our new Early Childhood Education building on our Rancho Cucamonga campus. Now it's time to invest in upgrades to improve our Chapel meeting spaces on the Rancho campus. On our San Dimas Campus, we can increase available space for people at our weekend services through the remodel of our Fireside room. With a budget of $50,000 we are able to Increase capacities and provide more opportunities to help people who are far from God, come near to God.
We believe God does not abandon or desert us in times of trouble or pain. Our Care & Support Team would love to share some resources and walk along side you through this difficult journey.
We are created to be in community. There is power in connecting with others, sharing our stories and having people to do life with.
We want to be intentional about pouring into our youth and kids. Summer Camp offers a space for youth & kids to create moments and conversations that will impact them for their entire lives.