It is more blessed to give than to receive and because of that we are embarking on the Cheerful Givers Campaign in 2019. Starting in January, we are asking for you to give special offerings that are over and above your tithe and offerings. The early church set an example in 2 corinthians 9:2 with their passion to give. Through their passion, they stirred up the majority to give. Paul instructed them saying, “…Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”(2 Cor 9:7). Our goal is to raise between $80,000 to $100,000 to fund things like: the cost of Beyond the Walls, future church property purchases, and outreaches to help the poor. You can make a pledge at the beginning of the year for what God has shown you to give during the year in the Cheerful Givers Campaign. Once you pledge you can pay a little each month toward your goal or make a one-time contribution for that amount. As we go, bi-monthly updates will be given so that we can see our progress toward our goal. God has a blessing in store, especially when we challenge our faith in the area of our giving. We look forward to seeing what God will do when we commit to be even more of a blessing through our giving! May your faith be stronger than your fear in this year and in years to come.