Monday, December 8, 2014

They’ve Been Gifted: Thank You!

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 14:31

Vince Petno, President of PET OH-Stow, met with many current supporters and new friends at They've Been Gifted

Giving to ministries for biblical justice and mercy honors God!

God is ever mindful of the needs of the poor. Likewise, followers of Jesus are growing in their love for the less fortunate – and they put that love into action.

How does this look in 2014?

It looks like the generous response of Christ Community Chapel members and friends in the They’ve Been Gifted weekend of December 6th & 7th!  On behalf of CCC’s 12 ministry partners represented at They’be Been Gifted, Thank you!

What is the impact of your generosity?

Because of your generosity…

Rahab Ministries is better funded to show the love of Christ in rescuing women from sex trafficking in the Akron area. Rahab sold out of merchandise after the first service!

Rahab Ministries works to rescue and restore the lives of women broken by sex trafficking

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Broken Chains ministry has more resources to help ex-offenders establish healthy, productive, Christ-centered lives. Broken Chains merchandise also was sold out!

Dennis Shawhan, Executive Director of Broken Chains Ministry, saw plenty of action at They've Been Gifted

PET OH-Stow can fund the building and shipping of additional Personal Energy Transportation mobility carts for those who cannot walk in developing countries. PET lifts up the name of Jesus Christ, while also lifting up those with physical disabilities into new lives of dignity and mobility.

Hospital Shalom in Guatemala has additional funding for consumable and disposable supplies for its laproscopic surgery services. The recent funding supplements Hospital Shalom’s investment in laproscopic equipment, which was purchased via previous CCC giving. Hospital Shalom’s use of laproscopic equipment has transformed standards for medical care in the entire country of Guatemala, as hospitals in urban areas are forced to scramble to match Hospital Shalom’s capabilities.

Sandy Andrassy, representing Hospital Shalom, expressed amazement at the transformation of Guatemala's health care industry spurred by donations from  CCC members and friends

Your generosity has also encouraged the very young to not only know Jesus and grow in Him, but to also to actively serve Him. For example, CCC’s Blast children’s ministry for 4th and 5th graders is providing funding for a hospital in Pakistan. Likewise, the 4-year-olds of Kids Club are providing resources to benefit the orphan children in Monterrey, Mexico served by Back2Back Ministries.  Clearly, the love of God for the less fortunate has been planted in the hearts of these young followers of Jesus. And they are making a difference in His name!

CCC's push to live out the Gospel has given rise to justice and mercy entrepreneurs like Mia, who is part of the Blast group of 4th and 5th graders

The love of Jesus is Love In Action for 
CCC 4-year-olds in Kids Club

These are just a few examples of how your love and generosity are allowing the 12 They’ve Been Gifted ministry partners to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the less fortunate. 

Thank you! Your generosity in the name of Jesus Christ is impacting lives for the glory of God, both locally and globally.


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