Dear Windermere friends and family,
Week 45 – Giving
I noticed recently that there is a moving towards giving celebrated every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The idea is simple. Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday when retailers are spending money at their peak. I guess ‘Giving Tuesday‘ is for those who wish to turn spending on its head and focus on giving to a cause.
For Windermere it is an important time for donations. We have two campaigns going on now. Since last August we have been in a Match Campaign and now we are sliding into our annual End of the Year push for donations.I am always excited to point out the many ways God is at work here at Windermere. For example
- We continue to average about 1,000 professions of faith annually on our campus. Prasie the Lord.
- We continue to host between 18,000 and 20,000 guests each year
- The guest surveys collected this year are overall better than the previous two years
- Windermere has an exciting new team which includes new Operations Director, Food Service Director and new title of Director of Guest Relations
- We have seen a record year for volunteer hours in 2017. As of November we have counted 22,179.25 hours of volunteer service!
- This year our number one donor made a considerable donation, returning to invest in our ministry after a two year absence.
These are just a few highlights from our year. Now is the time to join in what God is doing here at Windermere.
How can you give? 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.
Remember ‘Giving Tuesday‘ is coming up on November 28th! Balance out your spending days with giving days. Help us by investing in God’s work. Help us continue to see lives changed. Help us keep the flame alive.
I once heard a story of a primitive tribe located in the South American jungles. Anthropologists learned that the most important role within the tribe was the “keeper of the flame.” Fire is a precious commodity to this tribe, and one member of the tribe is entrusted with the responsibility of keeping the flame alive. During the night, the flame-keeper adds wood to the fire. His task is vital.
Lives are a precious commodity to our Lord. Hundreds of souls will be saved in 2018! Help us keep the flame alive.
It is always a pretty day at the lake.