Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Visible Grace Newsletter Nov 2009

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful autumn. Here's what's going on with Visible Grace:

Our 5th Annual Auction was held on October 24th and it was a great success. We raised over $24,000! Because of the economic climate this past year, I was not sure what to expect, and I am very pleased and very grateful for the outstanding results. Photo of our live auction.

A huge thank you to everyone who played a part in this fundraiser. Without people to donate items, volunteer their time, and attend the evening, we wouldn’t have an event!

THANK YOU for donating your resources so generously!
We are looking forward to an even more successful auction in October 2010. Stay tuned for a date!

Our goal:
Our current obsession is doing everything within our power to get a school and children’s home started in Kenya. We have been working toward this goal for a long time, and we pray that God blesses our efforts and makes this a reality.

We are currently discussing the best way forward with our team in Nairobi. We are thankful for the money we raised from the auction, and we want to spend it as wisely as possible. We are excited about what this next year contains for us.
We need your help to make this happen! Please consider partnering with us financially on an ongoing basis. We are always thankful for your generosity.

Coming up:
~We are putting together a Christmas list. Would you like to make a donation to Visible Grace this holiday season?

~We are rescheduling our concert for early February of 2010. Please consider attending! It will be a great evening. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more details!

~Our T-shirts are still for sale through my travel blog: ashbyinkenya.blogspot.com

~I will be traveling to Kenya this May!

New developments:

~Our website has been updated! Check it out: www.VisibleGrace.org

~Portland videographers Jon Rosing and Chad DeHart are planning to travel to Kenya with me in May. They will be shooting video in Kenya and helping us put together a video that can be used for fundraising and promoting Visible Grace! Let me know if you are interested in helping support them financially!

We need your help:

~We are always looking for monthly donors. Please consider giving to Visible Grace; your support is very much appreciated. A year-end donation will be tax deductible for 2009.

~We are looking to start a grant-writing team. If you have any experience in this area, please contact me. We are also in need of volunteers of all kinds!

~Coming soon: our Christmas wish list!

Thank you for your continual support.
Peace to you,
Ashby Rauch