Remember the five year capital campaign that got the new building started? A biblical tithe (10%) was allocated for missions. You may have seen fences around a school in Haiti or read about the new heating boiler at Grandfather Home for Children (part of Children’s Hope Alliance) where our gift came just as the boiler collapsed, and other wonderful stories.
Recently we received a letter and photos from Clayton Rascoe, Executive Director of Massanetta Springs Conference Center. The photos show two new sidewalks that make some important buildings more handicapped accessible and were a high priority for the center, but not an easy project for fundraising.
Dear Clemmons PC Folks,
I hope this message finds you doing well. First of all, this is a long overdue "Thank You!" from me personally. Your gift came in quite a while back, but since it was for sidewalks, we had to wait for the weather to be warm and dry enough here to get concrete work done. Between the temperatures and the rain, it took until mid-June for the work to be complete. By that point, we were in the midst of the summer, and time got away from me. My apologies. The sidewalk is phenomenal! Our mission is to be "a place for all people to experience God through renewal, discovery, and hospitality."
Your gift which made the new entry sidewalk possible goes a long way to helping us be, "a place for all people." Now people with mobility challenges can access Richardson and the Historic Hotel on a smooth, level, easy to navigate sidewalk, instead of trying to negotiate the old bumpy asphalt one. It also helps our grounds appear more welcoming to guests. It is really a major upgrade for us. Thank you so much.
I will send a more formal letter to the session soon, but I wanted to be sure this message, along with a couple of pictures reached you all without further delay. As always, if there are things we can do to help you in your ministry, please let me know. Thank you!
Welcome to a new way for the Clemmons Presbyterian Church Mission committee to report and inform our church family (and anyone else who links in) about our mission outreach. This blog has various parts representing our various ministries and begins with what we hope will be regular updates on our refugee families.