We received $750.00 for Change for a Dollar last weekend! All the proceeds went to the Cornerstone School of Truth in Haiti. It is exciting times for them because they are purchasing land by the church to put in a extremely critical water cistern.
Archive for ‘December 18, 2015’
By Angie A. — Student Ministries Team
Just over a year ago, Nathan (the Director of Delta) and I sat down with the directors of Washington Park Community Center and started brainstorming about ways that a partnership could be built. After talking about a few potential possibilities, Nathan asked Danielle and Nikki to dream – “If there was anything else that you could add to what you provide for the kids and their families, what would it be?”
Danielle immediately got very excited and without hesitation started telling us about a number of families that are heavily involved at Washington Park Community Center (WPCC)—single moms and grandparents raising kids on their own—who she already knew were working diligently to make Christmas really special for those children but were facing challenges. In working so hard to provide for their children, it was highly unlikely that they would receive a Christmas present themselves. “How cool would it be,” she said, “if their kids had the opportunity to surprise their parents with Christmas gifts that they picked out for them personally?”
And there the idea of the Christmas Shop of Wonders was born.
By Bob L. — Communications Team
There were so many exciting things that came out of the Be Rich series here at Heartland. One thousand shoeboxes were filled and shipped to Operation Christmas Child!
Not only that, but the Care*ing Christmas Store shelves were filled with gift items for families in our Compassion ministry to be able to buy at substantially reduced prices.