By KALEY RIVERA
We’d like to wish all of our dads at Elevation Church a happy Father’s Day. Elevation Church dads across our nation and even the world are making an incredible impact.
This week, Pastor Steven and our entire church family celebrated the life of Larry Furtick. We called him “LTrain” and pastor preached an incredible message he called “This Train.”
Mr. Furtick died last week of complications from ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He shared his testimony with our church in 2011 during Code Orange Christmas and more than 2,000 people gave their lives to Jesus in response.
One of our core values at Elevation is that we will lead the way in generosity. Pastor Steven leads us to give 12% of every tithe and offering back into the community through outreach. So far in 2013, we’ve given away close to $1.6 million to our outreach partners.
This week Pastor’s family had the honor of giving $61k in Larry Furtick’s name. Elevation, thanks to your generosity we gave $21k to the ALS Association’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter, $20k to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte and $20k to Crisis Assistance Ministry. Click the links to find out more about how to serve with these partners, leave us a comment below for more specific questions, or join us during LOVE Week for opportunities.
George Collins is an amazing dad whose leadership and passion to serve in Jesus’ name led to the launch of Bless Back Worldwide. This 100% volunteer ministry empowers more than 370 people to serve desperate needs in Haiti and Nicaragua. Doctors, dentists, physician assistants, and others have helped to treat more than 68-hundred patients in Central America and here in Charlotte as well.
Thanks to your Banner Years generosity, this year we gave Bless Back Worldwide $60,000 to build a health clinic in Nicaragua. The need is great. There is space remaining on 2013 Bless Back trips to Haiti and Nicaragua this October, November, and December. 2014 teams are being formed as well. Check in with our Elevation Outreach Bless Back Worldwide volunteer liaison Allison Fowler for details.
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