If you've been following along here on this blog on our social media channels, you know that we mounted a huge year-end giving campaign called #GivingTuesday. We shared the story of our ministry through the words of our volunteers. It was an effort to raise the resources we need to keep our organization going strong, but also to let people know what we do here at UMVIM, SEJ. It was a lot of fun for us, and you responded in a big way...
On #GivingTuesday and all throughout this month, UMVIM, SEJ has received $21,539.94 in gifts, plus $10,150 in matching funds through The Advance.
Other gifts received directly to our office include:
$1,870 from local churches.
$1,083 from annual conferences.
$1,900 from individuals.
The total for #GivingTuesday was $31,419.11 (including the matching funds), and that brings the total giving in December to $36,272.11!
To all of you who have given to UMVIM SEJ, we are extremely grateful for your support. Thank you for sharing so generously to our ministry as we work to "transform the world through Christian Love in Action."
2015 has a lot of incredible things in store. Our updated and revised Team Leader Handbook will be here in January, the SEJ Disaster Academy is always a wonderful time of learning and fellowship, and Young People in Mission is sure to be the best yet. As always, we look forward to being part of your mission journey; never hesitate to reach out to let us know how we can serve you.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year,
Paulette, Landon, Gray, Leslie, Mandy, and Malinda
The Staff of UMVIM, SEJ