Sunday, January 19, 2020
"EDUCATING TODAY...BUILDING FOR TOMORROW"
"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation." --Corrie Ten Boom
I'm thankful for the YouVersion app...it has helped me to stay in the Word daily. Studying scripture with brothers and sisters in Christ is also a bonus. "We can always earn more money, buy more things, and make more friends, but we can never obtain more time"--"7 Days to Becoming a More Generous Person (YouVersion plan). As I awoke this morning, the above phrases spoke loudly to my spirit. What a great reminder!
Being stateside the last 6 weeks surprisingly has provided some much needed rest and reflection. It's allowed Wendy, myself, and the girls to shift our focus from pouring into to being poured into. The holidays have come and are now gone. Thankful to spend time and see family, but also as grateful we are having some time to just be. Church visits, lunch and coffee conversations have been spread out well, and are continuing. The generosity our friends and family have given us is priceless.
Time...the most precious commodity. Do I live as such daily, probably not. As I look into today and what tomorrow will bring, my prayer is that my time becomes less about me and more about Him and others.
"Educating Today...Building for Tomorrow" (Thanks to Connie Benson and Becky Mosley) is the title for FNC's latest building campaign. A soft launch has begun. Since 2018, FNC has raised more than 220,000 US Dollars! To date because of your generosity, FNC has been able to accomplish the following...
1. The purchase of 13 plus acres, inclusive of a house and a few out buildings.
2. A well was drilled and existing facilities underwent a facelift, providing the space needed to begin.
3. NEW CONSTRUCTION of PHASE 1 IS UNDERWAY! (Please see below pics)
PHASE 1 KEY
1. Classroom Buildings (2) for middle school
2. Administration Building
3. Dormitory for 200 students and parent home
4. Security Fence
5. Soccer Field
6. Basketball Court
7. Multipurpose Building for middle school
Fully funded and completed
PHASE 1 COST
$60,000 - Classroom Buildings (2) for middle
school and Administration Building
$100,000 - Boys Dormitory
$100,000 - Girls Dormitory
$30,000 - Parent Home
$15,000 - Security Fence
$10,000 - Soccer Field, Basketball and Volleyball
$30,000 - Multipurpose Building
$354,000 - $290,000 still needed
Our primary need for 2021 is housing...we would obviously love to build and complete PHASE 1 by th start of 2021, but building with priority is our main objective. A donation of $1000 per child provides housing and hope for generations of children. We understand not everyone has an extra $1000...but I do know together this is entirely attainable. Donations can be made via PAYPAL @ www.thekissingwell.blogspot.com or visit the Donate page and for checks PO BOX 344 Vermont, IL 61484. Please make checks to THE KISSING WELL...all donations given are tax deductible.
"Educating Today...Building for Tomorrow"
FNC Academy is a ministry of
The Kissing Well, a 501(c)(3) organization.
All contributions are tax deductible.
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