For over 40 years our church has collected a special offering during the Thanksgiving season. Originally, it was used to help the church pay off existing debt. Once the debt was paid off the church decided to use the offering to help bless people locally, nationally, and globally. In past years, we've helped orphans in Africa, helped build churches in Latin America and provide mental health counseling services to local schools.
This year's Thanksgiving Offering recipients will be...
: Playground :
Our current playground was built as an Eagle Scout Project in the late 1990's. It's served us well but is a splinter haven and it's time for a safer alternative. West Bridge was awarded a grant for a portion of the playground which brings the total cost to $29,000. With your help and generosity we plan to install it in the Spring of 2020.
: Twin Lakes Camp Activity Center :
We've partnered with Twin Lakes Camp for over 50 years. We send over 60 kids there each summer and other groups throughout the year. They're in the middle of a capital campaign to open a new multi-purpose building which will house a gym and other rooms for indoor rec activities. $5,000 will go to help pay for this center. Construction has already begun and they plan to open it in 2020.
: Pro-Life Ministry :
As Christians, we recognize that each and every person is made in the image of God. This includes the most vulnerable of people, unborn children. $10,000 will help to equip a mobile ultrasound van that's able to reach parts of Indianapolis that don't have easy access to women's health services. We'll partner with Matrix Life Center and Life Centers of Indy to provide free ultrasounds and a chance to share the gospel with women in Indianapolis.
: Rich and Cherry Smith Guatemala :
$10,000 will go to help Rich and Cherry Smith, our missionaries in Guatemala. A portion of that amount will go to help send a team to minister alongside them in 2020 and the rest will be allocated to them to further their ministry impact in and around Antigua.
: Church Plant Support :
At West Bridge, we recognize that church planting is one effective tool in helping fulfill the Great Commission. As a church, we're praying about how to effectively support and resource a church plant. Exact details are still in the works but we're praying that God would lead us to the best use of this money.
Any amount above and beyond these listed projects would go to continue to help pay down our loan balance from our Love Makes Room project.
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