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!
This morning we heard back from one of Erin’s Surgeons that both the cancer and plastic surgeons are available for surgery on November 30th. The problem is that they are waiting for an opening in the operating room. As of right now they are telling us that they think something will open up that day and for us to keep our schedules clear for surgery. Evidently the week after Thanksgiving is not a popular time for surgeries and so they are pretty sure something will open up on the 30th. However, if that is not the case, surgery could potentially be pushed back another 2 to 3 weeks. Please join us in praying that surgery will be able to happen on November 30th. This will give Erin plenty of time to recuperate and enjoy Christmas with our family too. As always thank you for your faithful prayers and we will update you as soon as we know more!