Leading up to our annual Sr. High Youth Convention (UPRISING) this year, I was desiring to give toward an initiative that we could begin to form a bit of an ongoing relationship with. We sat as a National Team of Youth Directors from across Canada back in March and heard about Life Campaign and specifically the In-School Feeding Program running in Bangladesh. I really loved the fact that the Canadian Government matches any giving toward this at a 4:1 ratio. So, we shared the vision with the Youth Pastors of EOD and as students arrived, we began to prep them for our Saturday Evening offering where our goal was to raise $2100 for this program in Bangladesh. Saturday night rolled around and we began collecting the offering. I was sitting in our evening service listening to our speaker when I got a text message that our offering total was just over $4400. I was blown away by this amount as it’s one of our largest in many years at this event.
-Rev. Jeremy S. Albrecht
C.O.G.|Husband|Father|Specialized Ministries & Youth Director
Eastern Ontario & Nunavut District of PAOC