August 3rd, 2020
by Pastor Don Willeman
Hello, this is Pastor Don Willeman of Christ Redeemer Church. Welcome to a special-edition series of The Kingdom Perspective.
Over the past several months of the COVID crisis you, the people of CRC, have rallied to serve your neighbors in the Upper Valley and beyond. Together, you have given record amounts to relief efforts and served to meet countless needs.
In today’s Kingdom Perspective I’d like to share with you some of the many thank you notes we’ve received for your many hours of work and service to our community.
KLS Community Food Pantry (New London)
“Thank you very much for your very generous donation…to the KLS Community Food Pantry. Cash donations are crucial at this time…. Many thanks for our support!!!
~ [names withheld], Co-Chairs of KLS Food Pantry
Upper Valley Strong – a local organization committed to helping our community rebuild in the wake of natural disasters, such as COVID:
“Thank you for your donation…to support Upper Valley Strong’s COVID-19 response work. With your help, we are building resilience in our community during this extraordinary time…. From all of us working together to keep the Upper Valley strong, thank you for your gift.”
~[name withheld] & [name withheld], Co-Chairs UV Strong
Listen Community Services
“I wanted to write to thank you for your gift…. Thank you!!! Now, more than ever, LISTEN is in critical need of cash donations. Your generosity makes it possible for LISTEN to address immediate needs…and provide essentials for… families during this time of national emergency…. Thank you for so generously giving to our Upper Valley neighbors in need during this most difficult time. We really appreciate you being there for LISTEN and our neighbors when we need it most. This is a BIG help! …Thank you for everything that you do for our Upper Valley community!
~[name withheld], Executive Director
Upper Valley Haven
“Many thanks to you and the congregation of Christ Redeemer Church for the generous special offering gift … in support of our Annual Fund. We deeply appreciate the timing of the congregation’s gift as we see growing demand for help.”
~[name withheld], Executive Director & [name withheld], Development and Communications Director
There are many more I could cite but this is sufficient to remind you that our shared efforts are making a big impact, as together we show off the generosity of Jesus.
Keep up the good work!
“Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.”
~Titus 3:14 (NLT)