Thank You, NCF
God bless you!
What an outstanding year 2017 was! We saw many souls give their lives to Christ and be baptized. Last year we hosted the Chicago Mass Choir in celebration of our 21st Anniversary.
Towards the end of the year we introduced a unique opportunity for you to join Pray4TN.com so that you can pray specifically for your neighbors by name. We are hoping to reach 16,000 people by 2020. Please sign up. This unique website costs us $750 a year to participate. We believe it's money well spent because of the additional detailed information it gives our staff so that we can impact our community with a more targeted approach for Christ.
Again, last year we were able to provide thousands of meals for hungry families in our church and community thru the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for only $10 per voucher. The voucher allows them to feed a family of four with food worth $175. Your support helps us to provide free meals for our Wednesday Bible Study and food for repasts when members suffer the death of their loved ones; thanks to you.
Our benevolence committee was able to help several members with their rent and mortgage payments, and other utilities. We have a maximum yearly gift of up to $800. Your giving also allowed our members free access to teaching videos from RightNow Media which would cost the price of a monthly subscription to Netflix. One of our members' was at the brink of suicide until they discovered a video series on RightNow Media. Our Men’s and Women's Ministries also rely heavily on these videos to teach each month. It also helps me on Wednesdays and Sundays.
For the first time, your giving made it possible for us to assist families in our community with gifts for their children in our Sharing with the Saints Christmas campaign.
This is the year that we kick off our Purpose Driven Church program. You'll be hearing more about it as we get closer to spring. We will start with small group classes by February. Please pray for our two missionary families, Steve and Melissa Gustafson who are in serving in Italy and Lloyd and Ruth Milligan.
Thank you for supporting our ministry last year and we look forward with anticipation for greater things in 2018!