I am so proud to be a part of such a generous church! For the second year in a row, CCC held a special Celebration Generosity offering where we gave away everything we collected in one weekend at all 9 of our locations to 4 Teams (Philippines, Uganda, Community 4:12, and NewThing). Last year, we collected $250,000. We held Celebration Generosity this past weekend, and we still have on-line donations coming in, but to date we have received almost $400,000 from a single weekend's offering! $125,000 of that is designated for Community 4:12 (also known as the Neighborhood Team). That will allow us to keep moving towards our Lighthouse vision of bringing economic, cultural, and spiritual development to East Aurora, and will also allow us to expand our progamming in East Joliet. The task before us is huge and at times daunting, but it is times like this when I am encouraged that the church will be the hope for the world!