The next week is going to be a busy time for everyone as Thanksgiving is approaching fast. Over the years the days after Thanksgiving have all been given various consumer/business based names in an attempt to kick off the Christmas buying season. On Friday and in some places Thursday, things get going with Black Friday. On Saturday people are encouraged to shop local and get out for Small Business Saturday. Lastly on Monday, you have Cyber Monday where you can find all those good deals online! However, have you heard of Giving Tuesday?
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is now known as Giving Tuesday. It’s a day designed to move past all the consumerism that takes place right after Thanksgiving and for us to look to various charities, ministries, and other ways we can give to help out. It’s a really great opportunity to give back.
This year we would like to ask you to consider joining in supporting our ministry with FCA on Giving Tuesday. You can click on the link on the right hand side of our page and be taken to our myFCA page where you can set up a one time or automatic monthly gift. As we stated in our previous post we are currently at about 70% of our committed support goal. Please pray about helping us reach full 100% by becoming a monthly partner on our Home Team. Maybe you are unable to join us in a monthly way, would you please pray about becoming an annual donor or at least giving a year end gift on Giving Tuesday? If you would rather not give online, but would like to give please let us know and we will get you that information right away. And the good news is you can join us before and after Giving Tuesday as well!!!
When Giving Tuesday comes next week please consider donating to our family and the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes!
Greetings from Richmond, KY where we are continuing to get plugged into our new life and new ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This week I (Andy) have been able to start visiting some schools in our Central Kentucky FCA region. One school is one that I will be regularly covering and working with. And while I didn’t get to meet everyone involved with FCA there, it was great to make contact and see how they are already doing great things for Christ at their school. I also had the chance to travel with Jonathan, another FCA Representative, and visit one of his schools that he covers. It was great to see first hand his interaction with the students and what a huddle that’s different than the ones I have worked with looks like. I am excited to get to travel with some more of our FCA staff over the next few weeks and see what their ministries with the schools look like.
This week, I have also been given the task of working on our Central Kentucky FCA website. I always enjoyed working on the Rec Center website and helping my mom with the KMM website, so it was nice to hop into something I really enjoy and that can help with our local FCA office. I’m still not completely done with the site and I am sure I will be making regular changes as I figure things out, but be sure to check out http://www.ckyfca.org and see how our regional site works.
Since our newsletter went out last week we have been blessed to have a couple of more people come on to our Home Support Team. We are at about 65% of our total support goal of where we want to be to cover all our living and ministry expenses. Erin and I are praying that God will provide ministry partners in the next two weeks that will total up to $1,200 in monthly support commitments. This amount will not put us at our over all goal, but will be enough to cover all our living expense and our basic ministry travel expenses. Would you please pray about if God would have you to join our home team. There is a donate link on our http://www.ckyfca.org page where you can go and click on my name Andy Owens and it will take you directly to our MY FCA page where you can give online. No matter what please pray with us for the remainder of our support team to come in and also that many who have made commitments will begin their support soon.
I’d like to end this post on a non ministry related note. This Friday, September 30th we are celebrating our sweet girl, Maeven’s 6th birthday!!! We can’t believe its already been 6 years that God has blessed us with such a wonderful daughter. Maeven has had a busy week of celebrating her birthday with friends and family. We’ve also been getting great reports on how she is doing at school and her teacher was so happy that Maeven is kind to everyone. Erin and I are so thankful for Maeven (and Judah too!) and can’t wait to see how God is going to use her!