Grants Given in 2019
Anson Crusade had an urgent request which the board approved. This county wide revival occurred last week with several thousand people attending and 40 churches of all races participating. Ben and I attended and were touched at the commitment these people have for taking Anson County for Jesus. The $5,000 grant was greatly appreciated.
The Father’s Storehouse sent an application in January. Here’s a link to their website https://www.thefathersstorehouse.com They are a food and clothing bank and provide other services. Because they teach bible studies and pray, they are not eligible for public dollar support. They have asked for $5,000 or whatever we feel led to grant.
Your Choices Randolph County applied for a grant last year to help with expenses associated with an ultrasound machine. Before the board would proceed with the application it was requested that homework be done on the spiritual ministry of the organization. I talked with Caralyn Vaughn who sent the attached data below on their work in sharing Jesus. Does this information help answer questions? Is their support for a grant for this organization? And if yes, They requested $10,000 which is more than our normal grant amount. What would be the recommended amount.
Warrenton Church of God sent in a grant application last year and because of my surgery it fell through the cracks. They are continually doing community outreach and are a very small church with modest finances. They have requested $1,000.
Grants Given in 2018
In 2018 TYJM gave out $34,500 in grants, plus sponsored that Thank You Jesus Celebration in Asheboro. Below is a listing of each individual grant with links to supporting documentation.
Grants Given in 2017
Open Hands of Davidson County, Inc. $3,000
Purpose of Grant:
In April 2017, Open Hands began a breakfast program that serves our friends three days a week. We use this program to not only feed them physically but also to form spiritual relationships that lead to a deepened life to discipleship with Jesus Christ. Immediately following the breakfast, we have a 30-minute devotional that focuses on God's grace and the role it plays in the lives of our friends. We have seen the attendance at devotions grow steadily and Jesus is glorified daily through the devotions and the discussions that are sparked from the topics. We have seen the attendance grow and the interest in hearing more of Christ's love and how He is active in their lives no matter the circumstances.
Faith Youth Initiative (Rowan County) $5,000
Article II section 7 of our By-laws states “We are called to share the life changing message of Jesus Christ, (salvation) as well as the love of God to our local communities, our state, our country, and our world. FYI’s mission, simply stated is to show the love of Christ to children/youth in our community who are at risk of falling into despair because of their circumstances. Grant money will be used to purchase a 2nd van to transport children/youth to activities, tutoring and worship services.
Alive Ministries: Project Pray (Cabarrus County) $3,000
Alive Ministries: Project Pray proposes to plan and lead a conference designed for Rural and Small Town Pastors, their spouses, and key lay leaders, on Oct. 18-20, 2018, at Caraway Conference Center, in conjunction with ‘Thank You Jesus’ ministries. The conference will be limited to a combined total of 300 pastors, spouses and lay leaders, housed at Caraway and adjacent hotels along with commuting pastors.
Alive Ministries: Project Pray is a conference ministry, existing since 1988, specializing in Schools of Prayer and pastor’s events, as well as coaching city-wide processes that rise out of prayer and express Christian unity with Great Commission impact in view. P. Douglas Small, President of Alive Ministries, speaks at pastor’s conferences and events within the USA and around the world. His staff assists with these congregational and regional events. Small serves the Church of God as International Prayer Coordinator. He also serves as chair of the PCCNA Prayer Commission, a collage of some 30 Pentecostal denominations, and, as a member of both the Denominational Prayer Leader’s Network and America’s National Prayer Committee.