We recently conducted our annual “Growing Together” Spring 2020 Fundraiser here at WGRC. It is an event, that this year, quite honesty did not know if it should happen at this time. The impact of COVID 19 and the financial strain that has hit so many families and individuals due to changes in employment, had us questioning if we should hold off for a while, or scrap it completely for 2020.
After MUCH PRAYER, and research, we discovered that not only here in Central PA, but in entire US, consumers of media that provide hope, encouragement, comfort, and the message of “God’s Word” still need to be funded.
“Growing Together” had a different feel this year. It was low key. We decided to theme it “Hope and Help” from our key verse from Psalm 119:147.
“I rise up early, before the sun is up, I cry out for HOPE and HELP in your words.”
Half of the proceeds go to help families in our community who benefit from Central PA Food Bank. As you can imagine, many people find themselves in need of assistance to provide food for their families.
Not really knowing how things may turn out with Growing Together, we decided to trust and rely totally on God, putting our faith completely in Him for the outcome.
Okay, here’s the cool part. We went into the fundraiser with a goal of feeding 250 families. That was blown out of the water as donations and faith promises, made it possible for over 370 families to have meals for a week provided for them.
We are all so very thankful and blessed at the generosity displayed by the many people who gave, either sacrificially, or out of abundance during “Growing Together.” Thank you and praise be to our mighty God!
I’d like to share this song from Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music that has been really ministering to me.