Tuesday, November 12, 2019

100 Christmas Dollies 2019: Beneficiary Announcement

Mountain of Glory Church in Ganda is home to Bishop Kahindi, whom we’ve known since first coming to Kenya. Bishop is a wise and gracious church leader and he is also a fundi (a carpenter). He spends his days digging trenches to lay water pipe, roofing homes, or any number of skilled assignments.

Surprised by Hope brought Kingdom Business to Mountain of Glory several years ago. As a result of that training, the church joined together to purchase a piece of land upon which to farm so the proceeds could be used for construction. Together they prepared their acre with seeds sown, but no rain came. The next year, the floods came and washed away their nicely matured stalks of maize. And this year, finally, the crops sprung up and their hopes were realized. Taking their maize to market resulted in money invested to begin construction of a permanent structure.

Being a fundi, Bishop and several church members began laying their foundation and raising the walls for their sanctuary. Their work together inspired Surprised by Hope to share in the joys of community and select Mountain of Glory Church in Ganda as the recipient of the 100 Christmas Dolly gift for 2019.

Will you join together with Mountain of Glory Church and Bishop Kahindi in bringing their church to the next phase of construction by sponsoring a Christmas Dolly? Click here to go directly to the giving page or read below to learn more about how the program works.

Who Qualifies
  • Several criteria qualify a church to receive the 100 Christmas Dollies gift.
  • Attending a Kingdom Business conference.
  • Applying Christ-centered business lessons toward positive change in the church. We acknowledge that there are many ways to apply our lessons and that not all of them are tangible. However, our goal is to leave a tangible, long-lasting legacy and so we aim at selecting churches making physical improvements.
  • Evidencing self-motivation toward tangible church goals without expecting this gift.
  • Experiencing life in community where our gift is but a small portion among the giving of many members.

How it Works
  • Choose the one (or several) dollies calling your name.
  • Make a tax deductible donation of $25 per dolly using PayPal, or send a check in the mail to the U.S. address at the bottom of the home page. Don’t forget to include your dolly number(s) in the comment field.
  • On Christmas day we will provide a hot meal to the church and a simple Nativity message to the children with a gift of all the sponsored dollies.
  • Watch for a picture of your dolly with his or her new Kenyan mommy or daddy on social media or via email.
  • Then we’ll use your dolly donation to invest in the construction for Mountain of Glory Church in Ganda. Watch for future progress updates.
  • Pray regularly for the child who received your dolly and for the church.

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