God is at work in a mighty way here at E-Free in ways that can only be explained as a movement of God. After we announced the Ingathering Offering Project for our Nursery Expansion, I was approached by some donors whose hearts were really stirred and who wanted to encourage us to raise the entire $450,000 cost of the project at once rather than spreading it out as we had planned. These donors felt led by the Lord to make available a $150,000.00 matching gift opportunity to help us accomplish this goal. Here is how it works.
Between now and the end of the year (December 31, 2013), any gift given or pledged toward this nursery expansion project will be matched 2 to 1 up to $150,000.00. That means that for every $2 that is given or pledged by the end of the year, $1 will be added to that from this matching gift fund. Think of it this way:
· A $10.00 gift/pledge becomes $15.00!
· A $20.00 gift/pledge becomes $30.00!
· A $50.00 gift/pledge becomes $75.00!
· A $100.00 gift/pledge becomes $150.00!
· A $250.00 gift/pledge becomes $375.00!
· A $500.00 gift/pledge becomes $750.00!
· A $1,000.00 gift/pledge becomes $1,500.00!
· A $2,500.00 gift/pledge becomes $3,750.00!
· A $5,000.00 gift/pledge becomes $7,500.00!
· A $10,000.00 gift/pledge becomes $15,000.00!
To receive these matching monies all gifts/pledges to this project must be made by December 31, 2013 and all pledges must be fulfilled by April 1, 2014. Please also keep in mind that this $150,000.00 matching gift is only guaranteed up to the amount that is raised in gifts/pledges. To secure the entire $150,000.00 we would need to raise $300,000.00 in cash/pledges by December 31 (with pledges being fulfilled by April 1, 2014).
I am so very thankful for what God is doing and how He is using these donors who have made this matching gift opportunity possible to further “stimulate us as a church to love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:25). Through their generosity, it allows each of us to be able to play an even bigger part because our gift, no matter how small or how large, is multiplied by 50%.
If you would like to make a gift or pledge toward this project you can do so in our special Ingathering offering which will happen on November 24 or any other time between now and the end of the year. Again, please keep in mind that gifts and/or pledges must be received by December 31, 2013 and pledges must be fulfilled by April 1, 2014. Thank you for taking the time to fervently pray about the part that God would have you play as together we strive to meet as many people as possible where they are and move them to where He wants them to be!
Believing God for Great Things!