When we decided we couldn’t do A Night in Little Italy in February, we were sad. We were sad because it’s such a fun event. It was disappointing because it’s a great night for our church community, and it’s a great way for our youth to serve our church. We were also bummed because it was a good source to help provide funds for students to go on youth events.
We knew nothing could replace ANILI, but we also knew we had to find a way to help students raise money so they could attend trips. On these trips and events our students are encouraged to grow in their relationship with Christ. They draw nearer to each other as brothers and sisters within the church. They also get experiences beyond themselves as they serve different communities around the country.
Well, let me just say… when we asked for money, everyone at ECC stepped up in a real big way! Your giving through the Money Wall more than exceeded our expectations, and we’re still seeing green envelopes come in each Sunday! So far, with the support of each of you, we’ve been able to raise over $5,500!
Because of your generous living, we are able to help students attend events at lower costs. We’re able to find creative ways to engage our students in the truths of Jesus Christ. We’re also able to open doors for students who don’t have a relationship with Christ find ways to attend these events!
So, on behalf of our youth group, I would like to say a big THANK YOU! You (ECC) are truly showing our students what it means to live generously and care for that which is eternal.