Thank You Notes - Fall 2018

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Thank you for your prayers and cards during my surgery and time of recuperation. I still have some problems, but am trusting in God!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas Season.

William Lee Powell

To members of Lexington Ave Baptist Church,

My recovery from heart surgery received a real boost by the thoughtful card signed by many of your membership. It speaks volumes that you would reach out to a fellow Christian from “down the road”. Several of the names I did not recognize but the message was clear--one of concern, good wishes and hope for a speedy recovery. I truly thank you for the wonderful gesture!

Until you find yourself in a tough situation you will never realize how powerful the prayers can be.

My recovery is progressing uneventfully and I am truly thankful for family and friends who have shared the journey.

Thanks to all of you,

Elmer Jackson

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Dear All,

Enclosed is a check for your offering. It is my offering of thanks for your prayers and support, so appreciated in mine and Rita’s [Zirnheld] time of need last summer.

Many of you I don’t know, but your prayers were heard and my recovery enhanced by everyone involved. Your prayers were felt by us both.

Most Sincerely,

Doelan & Rita Anderson

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The Ruth S.S. Class sends a huge “THANK YOU” to all who participated in filling totes with gently worn shoes. They will be delivered to Scarlette Jasper, CBF Field Personnel Director of Olive Branch Ministries, Together for Hope in November. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky Fall Issue, has an excellent article on page 8 about the mission efforts in southern Kentucky. Thank you and Blessings to you in this Thanksgiving season.

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Once again Families First would like to thank you for your generous contribution to our resource center. I hope you realize that each time you make a donation you are directly impacting the kids in our schools. Whether it is clothing, food, utilities, or transportation; your kindness helps to provide services that we could not provide without your help.

May the loving hand of our Lord and Savior fill your days with His grace and mercy.

Love in Jesus Christ
Anna Houston and
The Families First Staff

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Thank you so much for the generous donation of school supplies in memory of your friend, Kay Floyd! No doubt, a teacher’s heart is all about helping children succeed!

Sincerely,
Liz Gardner Welch

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Farewell

I am overwhelmed by your expressions of love and support as my ministry with Lexington Avenue Baptist Church comes to an end. My role as your associate pastor is ending, but my love and concern for you continues. Thank you for your generous love offering, for your many, many kind words shared verbally and on cards. I will strive to be the person you say I am.

I am grateful beyond words for the way you have accepted, loved, encouraged and supported Dianne, Brittany, and Kelsey. You have allowed them to be the women God has called them to be and to serve where they have been led. You were the village that raised our children. That means so much to me and to them.

I hope to see you around town, if we stay in Danville, and we hope to visit from time to time.

We leave bolstered by your love, prayers, encouragement and support. We look forward to what God has for us in the future.

Blessing,

Keith and Dianne

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

(Luke 10:27, NRSV)

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Dear Prayer List,

Thank you very much for my weekly cards sent from your church with members names on it!

It has been overwhelming to know that church members from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church care so much! I feel like I’m going to be okay. I just started a new type of chemo and I truly think it is going to work!

Thank you,
Brett [Frederick]Dear Friends,

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How do we say thanks for the many acts of kindness that you have shown to us. And thank you so much for the Sunday reception, the monetary gift, and the beautiful framed picture of LABC. Most of all thank you for your love and support. You are a wonderful congregation, and a great future awaits.

You have been such a blessing to Terry and me. With deepest gratitude, we say simply - Thank you.

Blessings to each of you,

Beverly and Terry

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Beverly and I want to thank you for additional blessings received on our last Sunday (September 9) with you. The reception was very thoughtful and we throughly enjoyed sharing with those who attended. And we want to thank you, the congregation, for the love gift which was ever so generous. The comments shared at the end of the service by so many were ever so meaningful. We leave Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with great memories. We have met many new friends and hopefully the friendships will continue. And when I (Terry) said we would show up to visit, especially when food is being served, I meant it!

Many blessings upon the congregation and your journey with your new pastor.

Terry and Beverly FreemanDear Friends,

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    August is “back-to-school” time at Clear Creek. We are always excited to welcome a new class of incoming students. Many factors affect their enrollment in classes--housing, tuition, jobs, children’s schooling, health, and family concerns. Please pray for these students and their families as they follow God’s call.
    Thank you for your gift! Your faithful support is an answer to prayer and an investment in eternal results. This is God’s work and we believe His people will provide for needs to equip those he calls.

Thanks for all you do,
Donnie Fox, President

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Thank you for your gift in support of the mission of Georgetown College. That mission is important to us, as we seek to provide for our students an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian
community.

 As a non-profit, private college, Georgetown depends every year on generous financial resources from alumni and other friends. Your gift, together with those from other donors, helps ensure that deserving young women and men are afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in the distinctive environment we know as Georgetown College.

Thank you, again, for your thoughtful and generous gift. Please received this letter as an expression of the gratitude of our students, faculty, and staff.

With warm regards,
Sincerely,
Tricia Gaetz
Director of Annual Gifts

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Lexington Avenue Baptist, Danville
This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $529.20 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for our general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and greatly appreciate your support.

 Would you like to have an even greater impact in the ministry of BSK? A generous donor is matching up to $50,000 of gifts toward our new Flourish Center, aimed at discovering the characteristics and habits of flourishing churches. Give today to the Flourish Center to see your gift doubled!

This Fall semester, BSK is offering all of our courses but one at both our Georgetown and Louisville sites, making it easier for more students to pursue degrees. BSK is also busy with the ramp up to our new M.Div. with a concentration in Rural Ministry, set to begin in Fall 2019.

Your gifts are so important in our work to equip students and churches for the exciting years of ministry ahead.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, Ph.D.
President, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Thank you for your recent contribution to support the work of the Academy of Preachers and our mission to “identify, Network, Support and Inspire Young People in their Call to Gospel Preaching.”

The Academy of Preachers has supported the ministerial development of over 1,000 Young Preachers trough campus, denominational, regional, and national festivals as well as specialized events and programs. We have developed an expansive network of over 130 National and Founding Partners representing a broad range of Christian traditions, published nine books of sermons and actively curate an online multimedia library of over 1100 sermon video (which have been viewed almost 411,000 times!) Constituting a unique and invaluable archive of homiletical contributions from emerging Christian leaders. We are thrilled to report that a growing number of AOP alumni are assuming positions of leadership and influence in churches, academic institutions and ministry-related organizations around the country.

All of this great work is made possible by the generous investments of friends and supporters like you!

The 10th National Festival of Young Preachers will be held January 2-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Please plan to attend and/or encourage a Young Preacher in your congregation, institution or community participate in this transformative ministry event. You may register for the 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers at: https://academyofpreachers.net/events/national-festival-of-young-preachers/.

Sincerely,

Ernest A. Brooks III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Academy of Preachers, Inc.

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Dear Friends of Sunrise,

Your recent gift to Sunrise is giving kids like Sam hope for a  brighter future and a home filled with love and acceptance. This is Sam’s story...

Sam came to Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center last June, struggling with family trauma. His biological father’s rights were terminated due to long-term abuse that was inflicted on Sam, his sisters, and his mother. Sam’s biological mother was unresponsive to his phone calls, and Sam was not allowed contact with his sisters who were in a foster home.

In spite of these setbacks, Sam was determined to work incredibly hard. From June to November, Sam worked with Sunrise Therapist Amanda Bradford to increase his social skills, improve his grades learn effective anger management skills, overcome his depression, and stabilize his trauma. But in January, Sam was told that his mother was voluntarily terminating her parental rights. In February, he had a goodbye visit with his mother and sisters. “Needless to say, it was heart wrenching,” said Amanda. “Sam was so devastated yet so brave.”

The ending of Sam’s success story is yet to be written. But Sunrise is committed to doing everything possible so that Sam’s story has a happy ending. Because of Sam’s hard work at Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center, he has gained skills necessary to be matched with a family that can give him the love he so desperately longs for and deserves. Amanda remains hopeful that the right family is out there somewhere for Sam. Could it be yours?

Your prayers and support are what Sunrise kids need the most, and what can help make finding a home for Sam possible. Thank you for your partnership with Sunrise and for your love for Kentucky’s kids.

Gratefully,
Dale Suttles
President

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Dear Friends in Christ:

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life changing influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We are humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 8,000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “American’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111-year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with our 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas, and eight pre-professional programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers, and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.

Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development

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Dear Friends,
Thank you for blessing Clear Creek Baptist Bible College! Faithful support of the ministry is such a blessing!

Thanks for all you do,
Jeremy Anderson
Dean of Administrative Affairs

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Dear Church Family
Thank you to everybody who sent cards and prayers and donated Bibles after the passing of my dear husband, Tom Hastie.

Many of you probably knew his mother, Jane Hastie, who played the organ at the church a long time ago. And now our oldest granddaughter, Aubrey McGuffey, is attending preschool there. The circle of life goes on.

Sincerely,
Gabi Hastie
Ben Hastie And Jenny McGuffey & families

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I have been so deeply touched by all your prayers for a successful surgery and recovery! I don’t know most of you but to get prayer cards from you makes me feel an even closer bond with Christians everywhere who share Jesus’ love and care for others. I had a gamma knife radiation treatment today (6-22-18), so this chapter in my fight against cancer is over!

Thank you, Thank you!
In His Name,
Evie Smith

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $200.00 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for the general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and appreciate your support.

BSK is growing! Our enrollment is up from the previous year by nearly 50% and we are already seeing strong interest for Fall 2018  at both our Georgetown and Louisville campuses. Our endowments have grown by over $200,000 over the past year, and BSK was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to support our growing presence at Simmons College in Louisville.

Your generous gift is helping BSK form men and women for ministry in the church, counseling and chaplaincy.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, President
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends of Kathryn,

We want to thank you for the monthly card expressing your prayers for Kathryn. I read the names to her and usually receive a smile in return. It is not important if she can remember your names but it is important to us that you remember her.

Family of Kathryn Roller
Dan Roller

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Dear Church Family,

Let me take this opportunity once again to thank you for permitting me to give the Gideon report on June 10th in our church, and for the love offering given in the amount of $1,420. This will allow us to purchase and place 284 Bibles or 1,136 Testaments out in our world where they are still so desperately needed, and in most places, gladly received.  I also thank you for all the Bibles that you purchase throughout the year by using the Gideon Card program.  
    
Thanks again for being such a mission-minded church and for including the Gideons in those you support.

God Bless,
Bernard Montgomery

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Thank you for your support of Haven Care Center. Through our Bottles of Blessings program donation allows us to pursue more avenues of outreach to those who need accurate facts on abortion, parenting, adoption, choosing life, and healthy relationships.

We are honored to serve our Master and King above all and be His defenders of unborn lives. Serving individuals and families that are facing extremely difficult decisions and circumstances is our privilege. Your partnership give our community a “Safe Haven” as we strive not only to educate, but also show the love of Christ to our clients.

Under His Wings,
The Board, Staff, and Volunteers at Haven Care Center

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Thank you for the Gideon Bibles given in memory of Steve by our loving church.

The family of Stephen R. Fegenbush

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