"a place to be known, to be encouraged, and to encounter Christ's love."

      I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.                              John 10:9        

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    Items for Prayer


    We invite you to join us in prayer and praise for the things listed below. Also, don't forget to check back occasionally to see how God has answered our prayers!

     

    Kyle Dickinson, Development Director

    Kyle began in this newly created position on June 15, 2016. His role will be to lead us through a capital campaign that will fund the building of the facility we have desired for over 10 years. Please pray for discernment on his part as he assimilates into the organization and lays out plans for the campaign. Ask for God's blessing on his work, his walk with God and his family.


    The Annual Gate Golf Tournament

    Our 10th Annual Gate Golf Tournament will be held on August 13th this year at Diamond Woods golf course. A great opportunity to have fun and support the cause! Please pray for a good turnout (we are hoping for 75-100 players) and good weather. Also ask that God would provide the prizes that the golfers so appreciate and the great food they've become accustomed to. We also ask for His blessing on Joe Johnson's hard work to put this on.

    Answer:

    Nearly 40 golfers enjoyed a great afternoon of golf and prizes. Several baskets of various themes along with a beautiful quilt and numerous golfing items were donated as door prizes. Following a wonderful pulled pork dinner we recognized our 1st - 3rd place finishers with monetary rewards! Amidst all the fun we raised nearly $4,000 for programs at The Gate.


    Annual Fundraiser - The Gate Garden Party

    Our annual fundraising dinner is scheduled for Friday, May, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Green Villa Barn. Please pray that it would be well attended (we are planning to serve 200) and that all the preparations for the food, decorations, program and cleanup will go well. Ask for God's blessing on our sponsors and donors and that we would be able to fund our programs for the next school year from the money raised.

    Answer: 
    With a slightly smaller attendance this year we raised $16,000--$2000 more than last year! Everyone enjoyed the evening and the food was great. We made a list of some things to do better next year, but God answered your prayers in numerous ways. Thank you.


    Capital Campaign Startup

    We are finishing preparations to launch the final phases of our capital campaign to fund a new facility. Please pray that our "Case for Support" document will come together as a professional and comprehensive representation of The Gate. Pray for guidance in the selection of individuals and foundations to whom we can present our case and that God would prepare their hearts and minds to be receptive and generous.

    Answer:
    One of the blessings of The Garden Party was the contact (through Sam Skillern of Salem Leadeship Foundation) we made with Kyle Dickinson who is now our new Development Director in charge of the capital campaign. Kyle bring a wealth of experience, some amazing "pre" connections to The Gate and a passion for the cause. Your prayers for our campaign materials have been answered as well. The Case for Support is printed and looks beautiful.