Exceeding Our Goal (By Dan Barfell)

On Sunday, November 19, we took a special offering for our annual Thanksgiving Offering. Our goal was to raise $20,000 on this one Sunday to help supply clean drinking water to our newly adopted village of Ahumbe, Nigeria. I am so glad to report to you that by God’s grace and your generosity, we exceeded our goal!
WE RAISED $23,832!
Below is the email exchange that took place between me and our contact when I told him the news.
Pastor Dan:
I have tears in my eyes as I am writing this email.
Yesterday was our annual Thanksgiving Offering. We usually collect about $12,000 for whatever the project is. This year, we laid out the vision for Adopt-A-Village and set our offering goal for $20,000, knowing it was a stretch over previous years’ history.
Today, moments ago, I was just told that yesterday’s offering for our village of Ahumbe was $23,832!
God is so good! And the people of PHBC…they are the best ever!
I don’t know what I’m most excited about: the difference this will make to the village of Ahumbe or the fact our people have responded so well to the vision and need!
This is amazing news of how the People of God showed up. I am so thankful and proud of [PHBC].
From the start, we talked about how we wanted this to be a WIN-WIN-WIN situation. A win for PHBC, a win for those doing [the aid work], but most of all, to be a win and a blessing to the people of Ahumbe. Together we want to see the village TRANSFORMED – transforming the way they educate their children, treat their wives, grow food and make money, but most importantly transformed by the renewing of their minds…
I am so encouraged and I rejoice with you in this great news. I look forward to even greater things in our partnership together. Thank you again and thank you to all our friends and family at PHBC.
Way to go, church! I couldn’t be more proud!

One Response to “Exceeding Our Goal (By Dan Barfell)”

  1. The Campbells says:

    Way to go PHBC. Big hugs to all but not enough to come home early.