Jeff Wilhite
Jeff Wilhite campaign leader

Mission Emphasis Week 2010

Friends of Sam's Place,

This Sunday is the first day of Mission Emphasis Week at South 11th & Willis Church of Christ. Our congregation will be spending a week in prayer for the mission efforts overseen by Willis (including Sam's Place), and we would like to invite each of you to join us in our prayers for the deaf Kenyan orphans that will soon call Sam's Place their home.

The week will culminate in a special contribution benefiting Sam's Place construction. We have been very blessed to have received $50,000 in challenge grants from a brother in Oklahoma, so each dollar raised in this year's special contribution (up to $50,000) will be matched dollar for dollar by this grant.

If you would like to participate in this special contribution via the Facebook cause, your donation will be matched as well.

In case you are curious about how things are progressing at Sam's Place, I want you to know that they are moving along quite nicely. The two-story dormitory building at the heart of Sam's Place has its roof on at last! In April, Jerry Drennan will be visiting Sam's Place on a mission to hire our first teachers. We plan to accept our first deaf orphans shortly after that, so when our summer mission team visits in June this year, Sam's Place will be alive with children.

Thank you so much for your support of this amazing work and for joining our congregation in this week of prayer.

Jeff Wilhite

P.S. In case you missed the details of our visit to Sam's Place last June, you can read our travel blogs at:

http://musingsonkenya.blogspot.com/
http://missions.11wyg.org/

You can also check out our pictures at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/WilhiteFamily/Kenya2009

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