A couple of posts ago I shared about my transition to working full time with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. So far I have enjoyed my first month on staff. Even though I am still not plugged into all that I am going to be doing, I have loved getting to know the other staff and making new connections in our new town as well. My main assignment is still working on getting the rest of our needed financial support. We are currently at a little over 60% of our needed goals, but several people have promised to start giving regularly and we are waiting to see what those commitments will be. I would love the opportunity to come share with you about what my new role with FCA will be and also how you can partner with us. If you want to meet please let me know and we will get together! Also, if you know you would already like to partners with my family and I, check out our online support page . There you can sign up to become an Automatic Monthly Partner. More than anything though, please keep my family and I in your prayers!
It’s that time of year where I am getting ready for the Lee County Recreational Center’s biggest fundraiser, our Golf tournament on May 9th! If you notice I said Golf Tournament and not Scramble this year. For 2015 we are doing something different by moving our fundraiser to Sag Hollow Golf Club in Booneville, KY. With this move we are able to guarantee we will have carts for everyone involved and therefore we don’t have to scramble the teams to make sure no one walks. With this being the case we are able to open our event to more people who would like to bring full teams to compete. This year we are also trying to get businesses to enter teams into our event or to sponsor teams for those who can’t afford to golf on their own. The cost of the tournament is $200 a team, but we are also having a cash prizes this year too! For lunch this year we will once again be having a cookout from noon to 2 pm. As always we will have lots of burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and plenty of homemade desserts. The cost of lunch is just whatever you would like to donate to the Rec Center! You don’t have to be in the Golf Tournament to come eat with us, anyone is welcome to join us!
So how can you help? First and foremost please pray for us! As I have shared before the Rec Center is in serious need of financial help to keep our various ministries going. Pray that God will use this event to generate some much needed income. Next pray about what role God would have you play in this event. Perhaps you can put a team together or sponsor some teens who would like to play but need help with their entry fee? Maybe you know a business or people who would be interested in sponsoring teams and you could encourage them to do so! Please help us by spreading the word about this fundraiser. At the bottom of this post is a pdf of our flyer, please print copies and share with friends you think might come and help us! We need your prayers, your support, and your attendance for this event. Please join us!
Well, I am about to get in over my head again and dive full force into the world of grant writing. The Lee County Recreational Center needs more funding for equipment, building maintenance, staffing, and ministry outreaches. We are still seeking to generate more funding from our community, but the need for funding from outside resources such as grants is very real.
This week I began working with a company that assists in helping finding grants for non profits and next week I will have a more in depth training. They are going to show me more of the what and where to look for funding that could possibly help us keep the ministry of the Lee County Recreational Center and various other ministries of KMM going. Not only going, but hopefully thriving, so that more focus can be on the ministry aspects and less on the financial.
As I blogged about last summer, I was able to work on and help get a grant for the Rec Center through AT&T. The biggest thing I learned through that experience is just how little I know about the world of grant writing and once again how over my head it all is. So, the reason for this post is asking for your prayers. Please pray that God will first of all direct us to grant options that can really help us out. Pray for wisdom for me as I try to fill out and write all the information needed with clarity. I want to be able to express well, the needs of this needed ministry. Also, pray for time to be able to put in to do well on the grant writing process. We are short staffed and so I have to be able to find balance between time to get all I need to get done with the Rec Center,FCA, all the ministries I’m involved in, and to also make sure I am giving my family the quality time that they need from me. It’s a lot to think about, process and look forward to, so please join me in praying!