Hey guys! We are blown away by your guys generosity. It is clear God is doing something amazing with our churches, and it so exciting to partner with you and see the gospel advance, both here in our county, and around the world. In this post, I wanted to give everyone our final update on the amount we were able to invest, and provide a few links for you to continue to learn more, stay connected, and continue giving throughout the year to our various initiatives.
As of 11:59PM on Saturday evening, our total investment into our compassion and church planting initiatives was $121,023.35.
Wow. Just wow. Our God is a generous God, and it's incredible to see his people take hold of that identity.
Where this money goes:
For the last few years, Anthem Church has partnered with Touch Nepal as a part of our Celebrate Generosity campaign. Through Touch Nepal, we support church planters and pastors reaching the nation of Nepal.
Dark To Dawn
A new addition to our Celebrate Generosity this year is Dark to Dawn. Dark to Dawn is a Ventura County ministry that focuses on resourcing families who foster/adopt children locally.
Daniel and Crista Jansson spent 9 months with us for their residency, and are launching Imago Dei in Downey, CA this Sunday!
Zoe International is an organization that we met a few years ago through some mutual friends. They have spent the last 15 years building a ministry that rescues children out of sex and labor slavery, primarily in Thailand, but throughout southeast Asia.
Our third church plant in our Anthem family of churches, Bert and Sherry Alcorn are leading a team helping people in Ventura find their way back to God. They're launch Sunday was October 11, 2015!
We are so excited for what God has done this year through Celebrate Generosity, and as are looking forward to next year, we also hope this has helped cultivate generosity the life of our churches as regular rhythms!