Grace Adventures Prayer Partners
Dear Prayer Partners,
Praise God for answered prayers!! The Fall Celebration Event was held on October 14. It was a time to celebrate what God has done through His people and Grace Adventures. The purpose of the Fall Event is to 1) Celebrate the past year of ministry 2) Cast vision and plan for the new year 3) Raise $100,000 in proceeds to go toward Ministry Needs 4) Introduce people to the ministry of Grace Adventures and deepen relationships with existing friends. The theme at this year’s event was, ‘FACES of GRACE’. We shared about the Faces of Grace and the story that lies behind each face. We also shared about our plans for 2014 and raised support to move Grace Adventures Above and Beyond.
The Board of Directors, Leadership and staff have been preparing plans for Grace Adventures to move Above and Beyond our current ministries and expand our reach from serving 13,000 people a year to serving over 40,000 children and families and the communities they live in each and every year. To do that we completed a Feasibility Study that provided objective data to the leadership of Grace Adventures in our efforts to launch a major ministry advancement campaign. For many months we have been planning and preparing Grace Adventures to move forward.
We held three Women’s Retreats in October. Almost 600 women came to be refreshed and challenged to Impact Their World With Jesus Christ. We continue to see God transform lives through His people and Grace Adventures. So far this year, over 330 significant spiritual decisions have been made! Over the next several months we will be serving retreat groups, holding a FUEL Student Leadership Conference, preparing for our 2014 Winter Blast ministry to over 1,000 Jr. and Sr. High Students from around Michigan, launching our Student Leadership Program for High School and College Students, mailing out the 2014 Summer Camp Brochure, replacing carpets, up-grading activity sites, repairing facilities from a year’s worth of ministry and much more.
I believe that God continues to change lives and bless Grace Adventures because we have assembled a group of people who pray for us daily, weekly and monthly. Prayer is foundational to all that happens here. As you can see we still have lots of activity going on both on and off campus. Would you continue to pray for God’s leading, safety, and provision as we strive to finish the year well and as we make plans for 2014.