Dear Five Oaks Family,
Every year Lois and I seek to be lead givers at Five Oaks.
It makes it a lot easier to encourage others to give generously, although that's not the reason we seek to give generously. I'm not asking others to something I'm not doing myself.
But this means I'm extra encouraged when you give generously. It's really personal.
Every year I'm encouraged by your giving, and this year all the more.
We finished the year $170,000 over expenses!
It's been a long time since we've had a year like that. And we need it, for one, to replenish our emergency fund.
So, thank you! You encouraged my heart, so I know you've encouraged each other's hearts as well.