We are very close to our goal. In talking with the donor, we are extending the Giving Day to the entire Homecoming Weekend. That includes tonight's worship night. A generous donor gave a $50,000 match gift that doubles all giving this weekend. That means for every dollar Hillcrest receives this weekend, the donor contributes a dollar, up to $50,000. We are raising $100,000 this weekend for the Hillcrest Fund. Below you'll read stories and watch videos that shed light to what you're giving to.
COMETS CHARACTER RECOGNIZED
Hillcrest received an email Friday morning after the Lady Comets ended their season on Thursday. Falling to East Grand Forks 5-1, the Lady Comets united with the team in prayer. Fans noticed, saying that playing Hillcrest is a welcomed match, uplifting to both players and fans. READ THE EMAIL FROM THE EGF FAN HERE>>
PRESIDENT VISITS BIBLE CLASS
President Brad stopped by Book of Mark to hear from students what they're digging into in the class, what skills they're developing, and how they're growing in their understanding of Jesus. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE>>
NIGHT OF WORSHIP TONIGHT
You're invited to a night of worship. We're fashioning the evening around the old singspirations many of us participated in during our time at Hillcrest. We will have a time to call out your favorite hymns with Mark Tungseth, we will have the Moline sisters bring some old time Gospel choruses, Rev. Chuck Ewan will sing with his granddaughters who are attending Hillcrest, and we will close the night with the Hillcrest praise team leading us in some contemporary choruses as we praise the Lord for the community he gives us at Hillcrest. The evening begins at 7pm tonight at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. We look forward to praising our Lord with you at the gathering.
INSIDE THE CLASSROOM We went inside Gregg Preston's Book of Mark classroom Friday. The group is praying for missionaries and celebrated the release of one they're praying for.
GIVING DAY UPDATE
As of this morning at 9:30am we received $33,089. Each dollar is matched, dollar-for-dollar. Therefore, actual amount given to Hillcrest this morning sits at $66,178 after the matching gift is applied. We're looking to raise $100,000 in total today. We currently have $16,911 of a $50,000 gift match that is waiting to double your gift.
All of the money raised today will go to the Hillcrest Fund. The Hillcrest Fund enables Hillcrest to perform the ministry that you know and love. Scholarships, teacher salaries, dormitory staff training, and the like is funded in part or in whole by the Hillcrest Fund. Your gifts today enable Hillcrest to communicate the love of Christ to each of our 182 students who are being impacted for eternity at Hillcrest Academy.