Without you, we wouldn’t be able to help transform so many lives.

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Published On: September 19, 2022

You have likely been there. A million and one things to do: errands, housekeeping, food prep, work, volunteering. Sometimes we can be so busy checking off our to-do list that we forget to pause and appreciate all that God has blessed us with in life.

Enter Thanksgiving. A time to stop and catalogue what we are grateful for.

You top our list.

This Thanksgiving, the Mission & Service team of the Philanthropy Unit is pausing to give thanks for you—our donors.

Without you, we wouldn’t be able to help transform so many lives.

Thanks to your support, we were able to provide 9,996 full vaccinations to those who need them most around the world.

What’s more, since the pandemic struck, your generosity has helped raise over $525,000 in emergency gifts to help Mission & Service partners deliver personal protective equipment, distribute food, install sanitation stations, and support education programs to help prevent and control the spread of the disease.

As the war in Ukraine continues to devastate lives, your generous gifts of over $1.3 million are helping to provide emergency shelter, clean water, food, and medical attention. The recently unveiled gift of food hampers and dignity kits for refugees in Ukraine featured in the Gifts with Vision catalogue is adding to this total (you'll see these new gifts starting Sept. 26!).

These are just some of the tangible changes you help make possible. Behind each one of them is a changed life.

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he begins with a statement of thanksgiving: “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the world.”

Ultimately, Jesus charged us with helping build a better world. On behalf of those we serve, thank you for rising to the challenge.