We’ve had an incredibly busy season here at GSM. We had our annual “This Is Love” banquets in Nashville, Biloxi & Orange County, CA as well as a smaller event down in San Diego. A huge thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the events!
To see all of the photos from This Is Love, please go to our Events page.
We’d also like to send our gratitude to Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson, who was our Keynote Speaker for the Nashville Banquet. He delivered an incredible and challenging message and was gracious enough to give everyone in attendance a copy of “The Hole In Our Gospel” by Richard Stearns.
Another huge thank you to Nathan LaGrange of City Community Church in Indianapolis who did an incredible job speaking at the Biloxi banquet. Nathan & Erik of City Community have been amazing friends and supporters of GSM and they inspire us to no end!
A big reason for these banquets and events is to impart vision for who we are, where we’re going & how you can be a part. We’re happy and humbled to say that we had a large number of new Development Partners. These are people who believe in what GSM is doing and want to help develop, sustain & grow our programs here in the U.S. and abroad and begin supporting us monthly. A lot of people start at $10 a month and grow from there! So thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our new Development Partners. I can honestly say that we cannot do this without you and that Global Support Mission does not exist without your support.
We also cast vision for the future of Know.Think.Act. As of this blog, we’ve had $26,446 given for specific needs of our Affiliates on the ground in Uganda & Kenya. In a future blog, I’m going to share with you EXACTLY what all of this money has accomplished. I’m hoping you’ll have the same reaction I did upon seeing it!
We’re also getting ready for our trip to Africa, which I’ll be blogging about next week! We’re raising funds for all of the multimedia gear we need to acquire all of our new media for the next year. We are going to be telling stories, showing the communities we’re working into and completing the first DVD in our upcoming series, the first of which will highlight Malaria.
We are needing to raise $5,000 for all of the cameras, batteries, hard drives, etc. necessary to do all of this with excellence. If you’d like to contribute to our multimedia fund, please get in touch and let us know. You can also make a one time donation by clicking here.
Once again, thank you to EVERYONE that made this banquet season amazing. We are excited to have met so many of you for the first time and are honored that you would choose to partner with us! The rest of this year is going to be intense, starting with our trip to Africa coming up in a little over a week! More to come on that in our next blog!
Compassion = Action,
U.S. Programs Director