I love to see our members using their business interests for kingdom investments. Last year one of our members persuaded his company to donate $30,000 to Feed My Starving Children after experiencing it for the first time at Five Oaks.
Right now, Five Oaker Dave Jarvis is helping head up an effort to raise funds to build an orphanage in Haiti through Hope in the Light Ministries. Dave is president of Afton House Inn, Afton/Hudson Cruise Lines,
Catfish Saloon & Cafe and Afton House Catering. He and dozens of other restaurants, B&Bs, hotels, and other businesses are selling gift certificates online and 100% of the money spent on the certificate goes to building the orphanage! Check it out at Dine, Fly, Stay for Haiti. Great deals and many of the gift certificates are discounted.
Along the same lines, Peter Christenson, owner of the Plump Chef and executive chef at Woolley's Steakhouse, has created a rub called The Haitian Love Rub. Peter is not a Five Oaker but he was on our team that was in Haiti during the earthquake. A portion of the proceeds from the sale goes directly towards feeding the children at All of God’s Children Orphanage.
Love these kind of efforts!