Thank you to the 500 people who on June 14 served Jesus' love to our neighbors at 27 sites in Rochester and our surrounding community. Also, thanks to the 570 people who donated money and packed meals for the Day 2, July 19, Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack that provided 119,664 meals to starving people around the globe! We especially thank Jenna Daire, our mobilepack coordinator, who wonderfully orchestrated the event! Our financial gifts and loving service will allow people to taste and see that the Lord is good, and to know that Jesus is alive and offers them real hope. May you continue to serve the Lord with gladness and excellence in the days ahead! Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary (Galatians 6:9).
Many have been on mission trips to faraway places. On Saturday, June 14, we carried out such a mission in our own community as we showed Jesus' restoring, hope-giving love from Rochester to Hayfield. This was our eighth and final year of CareFest, which also featured a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack on July 19, in which we packed a semi-truck full of specially formulated food for starving people around the world.
Though 2013 was officially a sabbatical year for CareFest, after seven strong years, we thank the 90 and 51 volunteers who served on June 22 and July 13 workdays, respectively, to help demo the new MN Adult & Teen Challenge Rochester facility for renovation. You saved that ministry over $50,000 to invest toward her mission of helping bring freedom to those in bondage to drugs and alcohol! Located at 1530 Assisi Dr. NW, the center opened in January 2014.
Thanks to those who brought items to sell, those who volunteered, and those who purchased items on June 14. We met our sale goal of $2,200 to be given to Feed My Starving Children for the Day 2, July 19, mobilepack event. We also filled a truck for Salvation Army and donated items to several other people-helping organizations. Thanks Dan & Sandy Schwering for hosting this amazing rummage sale!
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