You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
- 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
We all search for a purpose, to figure out which careers fit us best and to find our way. When Louisa found her calling, her condition changed. A fire was lit and we saw her passion for God’s children. She has dedicated her life to nurturing and guiding others as a youth pastor. We could not be more inspired and proud of Louisa as she starts on her journey to help others…but first, she must go to seminary school! In support of her education, we are fundraising for the SLSS (Send Louisa to Seminary School) fund. Please check out the site and donate to the good cause
We believe in her calling and we believe that she will make a difference in many young lives.
Hopefully this video will help you understand what this is all about…
”I support Louisa going to seminary school because I believe God is calling her to become a youth pastor. Though she is already an excellent leader and person, the college, I am sure, will help her grow even more. In the end all the youth that go to CHAOS will benefit. Louisa is my youth leader. She helps answer my questions about the bible that my brother cannot answer. I will be grateful for her experience and wisdom that she will acquire at her bible college.” – Eloise
”Louisa is an incredibly hard working, fun, energetic youth leader. She is also someone who I look up to and am inspired by.” – Van
”I support her because she’s giving the world so much love. She makes it a better place. If someone deserves help, then it is her.” – Jan
”I fully support anyone fulfilling God’s call for their lives. Louisa has proven herself to be an organized youth coordinator. I met Louisa because she was the youth coordinator for my youth group. But we have spent so much time together that she is so much more than that to me now. Louisa is like the big sister I never had. She is a great friend, leader and mentor. Also, she is a slave driver because she makes us work. Louisa has really influenced my life and my walk with God. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her passion for sharing Jesus’ love is so inspiring. It would be incredible if she could develop these gifts even further.” – Katie
”Well obviously she’s our awesome sister DUH ;D” – Katelyn
So for the month, we will be fundraising via multiple events.
For 2012 Fall semester:
1. Sports Day – Saturday, August 4th
2. Poker Night – Saturday, August 18th
3. Date Auction – Auction ends on Saturday, August 18th
For duration of her education:
1. General Offerings/Incentives – Ongoing
We encourage you to participate either by donating or sharing this fundraiser with your circle.
Our goal is to cover the rest of Louisa’s costs to attend Columbia Bible College. Her home church, South Hill, has pledged to alleviate part of her tuition through their education fund. Each semester she will be needing approximately $2500. She starts this September in the Youth Work B.A. Program with a minor in Outdoor Recreational Leadership. She has recently received notice that 42 credits transfer over (HOORAY!), this shortens her education time to 3 years. 6 semesters in total multiplied by $2500 equals $15,000.
That sounds like a lot but we know it will be worth it and we are excited to see Louisa be lifted up!
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