This year’s banquet surpassed our expectations in so many ways! The Lord faithfully answered our prayer of Ephesians 3:20 – that He would “do more than we could ask, think, or imagine!”
Some quick stats on the night:
- 60 churches represented
- Nearly 800 attendees
- Over 80% of our goal for $50 monthly pledges was reached, in addition to receiving over 250 generous one time donations!
This combination makes this banquet one of our financially highest grossing events to date. THANK YOU for giving generously and for partnering with us in our mission to cherish Life!
Our evening would not have been possible without the generous contributions of Social Butterflies, Kevin Griffin, English Garden, and Mahaffey. We would also like to thank our corporate sponsors, Financial Consulting Group and friends of Life Choices for underwriting the cost of this event so that every penny received goes to serve the women and families in our community.
Steven Curtis Chapman spoke so beautifully about the realities of life, loss, adoption and healing. Many of our own adoptive families have been blessed by the ministry of his non-profit, Show Hope. His story and reminder of the hope we have because of Jesus encouraged us to continue meeting needs in our community with compassion and the gospel of Jesus. As he reminded us, we eagerly await the day when pain, hurt, abortion and crisis are no longer in our vocabulary. But, until that day, we will continue working to meet women and families with compassion and care. May they know they are not alone!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…
5 Fear not, for I am with you” (Isaiah 43:2-3,5).