Share & Prayer 2009

Last year, we tried something new at the Christian Campus House (CCH). We wanted to see if we could raise $5,000 online using only our website, this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools. We wanted to round up 250 people who would each donate $20.

We didn’t reach our goal.

But, it was a worthwhile endeavor and I am pleased to announce that this year, we are giving it another whirl.

Except we are doubling our goal.

That’s right: $10,000. 500 peeps at $20 each. That…and prayer.

And so…are you in?

Here is some more information, including how to give, from our Facebook event page.

There are 7,000 students from all over the world who live across the street from the Christian Campus House (CCH).

And each of them needs to be connected…to God and to each other. Each of them needs to know they are loved…by God and by each other. Each of them needs to love and serve…God and each other.

And that’s why CCH exists. To proclaim the Savior. To promote spiritual growth. And to prepare servants.

The summer months in campus ministry are dry months financially. The gifts we receive from churches and individuals decline. Many think we do nothing over the summer. However, we still have Bible studies, discipleship opportunities, and plans to make and execute. Not to mention salaries to pay and lights to keep on.

Ironically enough, after a dry summer comes the fall semester. We spend more money in August and September than any other time of the year. We invest those funds in connecting and building relationships with thousands of students that affect our ministry throughout the entire school year.

And again this year, we are asking for your help. We would like to raise $10,000 in the next 30 days to help us accomplish our mission on campus. And we would like to see this happen by having 500 people share $20 with us and pray Colossians 4:3-4 for us.

While receiving a $10,000 check from an individual would be great, we want this to be a community effort. I am going to ask all of my Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and blog readers to join in this endeavor.

Here is how you can join in:

* Share $20.

You can do this in a number of ways. The easiest way would be to donate via PayPal by clicking this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8427773

That takes you to PayPal where you can make a secure, online donation with a credit/debit card. You don’t even need a PayPal account to do so. (To donate without creating an account: just click on the obscure link at the left side of the page that says: “Don’t have a PayPal account?”)

Or, you can mail a check made out to CCH with “Share and Prayer” in the memo line to:

PO Box 352
Maryville, MO 64468

(Of course, you don’t have to give $20. You can give $1 or $5 or $100 or $500. Whatever you like. We know that most people can afford $20, so that’s what we are asking for.)

* Prayer.

When you give, we are asking you to pray Colossians 4:2-4 for CCH. Pray that God might:

1) Open the door for us to proclaim the mystery of Christ on campus.

2) That we might make that mystery clear, as we ought to.

Would you do those two things for us? We look forward to seeing how God impacts this campus through this project.

Go ahead. Will you be one of our 500?

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