Week 49 – End of the Year Campaign
Those of us who love Windermere have asked ourselves, “What exactly does it take to have a successful ministry at Windermere?” If I were doing some kind of major report on camping and conference ministries I would call these the NOT needed top qualities:
• A trendy location
• A contemporary reputation
• A popular and friendly denomination
• A “cool quotient.”
• Big modern buildings
• A big budget
• The best in modern technology
The ONLY quality that is needed is this – The awesome power, presence and provision of King Jesus.
We are projecting that by the end of the year Windermere will have hosted about 19,000 guests with about 60,000 nights stayed. We have added some wonderful team members. Our guest evaluations are improving every week. This has been an amazing year for volunteers. We have hosted over 20,000 volunteer hours this year. That is double from past annual reports! Even more exciting is this – Windermere continues to see lives changed on our beautiful campus. Our conversations with group leaders tell us that over 1,000 major faith decisions for the Lord were made this year. That is an awesome statistic. This is something that is worthy of sacrifice!
Friends, in order for us to meet our end of year goals, we are asking you to prayerfully consider making a generous gift to Windermere, by the end of the year.
With your gifts we can stay current on our accounts that are due to be paid. Yes your gift will be for our operation budget; however, all we do is ministry. Much of the end of the donations helps us into the January and February months, which are a very slow season for us. I always love a good illustration:
Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton was an extraordinary pitcher but performed few extraordinary feats. He played 21 years and only one time did he win more than 20 games. He never pitched a no hitter and only once did he lead the league in ERA. Yet on June 21 1986, he became the 13 player to win at least 300 hundred games. He called himself a “grinder and a mechanic.” He reliably made the sacrifices needed in order to help his team win.
Our Lord uses people like that. Not flashy. Reliable people. People willing to trust the power of King Jesus. Please make a sacrificial gift to Windermere today!
There are three ways you can make a tax deductible donation to Windermere –
(1) You make your check out to Windermere Baptist Conference Center
(2) You may make a donation by credit card by going to our website – Go to windermereusa.logosconnect.com
(3) You can donate an investment such as stocks, CD’s, etc. It is a simple process. Just give us a call and we can walk you through the steps.
It is always a pretty day at the lake.