Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Friends,

By the grace of God through the generosity and support of many friends like you, 3e Restoration Inc. received 74 donations for a total of $8,540 plus cash prizes of $1,000 making it a grand total of $9,540! The Give Local 757 campaign was a huge success for us, especially when I remember that as an organization we are just over 1 year old! Praise the Lord! Thank you for helping us get the word out!

Here are some highlights:

1. Social media connections (Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn) resulted in many shared status updates, stories and pictures. The stories God is writing were read by many these past two days!

2. We won two cash prizes: the Early Bird prize on Tuesday and the Midnight Hour prize!

3. We picked up several new donors and supporters!

4. Overnight and during the morning hours we almost doubled in gifts swinging from high twenties to low forties-that was huge! We asked you through this newsletter to give during the “Morning Commute” hours and you did! Thank you!

5. We received a generous challenge from a supporter for a $1 for $1 match between the final hours of 10am-11:30am that resulted in a huge upswing of new donors and an additional $1,185 in donations!

6. Just to contrast: by this time last year were only 1 month old. We received 11 gifts totaling just under $12,000 (one gift was $10,000). Though we received more money last year and are certainly grateful, this year’s effort is a greater success as our donors and supporters grew exponentially.

Thank you for making God’s love tangible to the last, least, left-out and lonely among us. We could not do with you. We praise our gracious God for you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Grace and peace,

Fred

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian. I am a son, brother, friend, bi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, adjunct professor at Regent University, and mission specialist of church renewal with Mission Alive. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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