Month: December 2012

Santa vs Fiscal Cliff…

Year-end donation click here | Photo essay click here First–you may wonder how, on a limited budget, we are able to afford photos and graphics… great question! I personally believe our photographer, graphic designer, web developer, part-time writer and marketing consultant should all get a significant raise this year. However, our accountant, office manager, travel agent, part-time writer, donor communications manager and supply purchaser all believe they should get a significant raise this year as well. So which one deserves a raise–me or Jolene? OK. I thought the pictures would put me over the top, but somehow the accountant has won again. I think it’s her good looks… Just not fair! That said, THANK YOU to all who have given, and all who are going to give, in our year-end appeal. No, we’re not at the edge of a fiscal cliff. But for your tax purposes in 2012, the deadline is the same! Santa vs Fiscal Cliff I actually spent the first 15 years of my career as a newspaper photojournalist. Admittedly, I’m a little rusty now. But I wanted to share with you some unexpected spot-news coverage with my iPhone Christmas eve. Santa arrived at the Capitol! I thought you’d appreciate the constructive dialogue we recently had surrounding this event. “Ho ho ho… take that fiscal cliff!” Jon “Is that Hamill underneath that beard?” Jason Hershey “Santa was an intercessor…” Jon “Did DC...

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An Appeal for Year-End Giving

Year-end donation click here | Photo essay click here In times past, we have asked you to consider donations to help us finish strong. Today, we are asking that you help us begin strong in the coming year. Many of you are considering your year-end donations to support the work of non-profits. We would be honored for you to consider us in your giving. Looking back at 2012… what an amazing year. Jolene and I hope you are enjoying the photo essay chronicling highlights of the journey we have been on together. We are approaching 2013 with great anticipation of the Lord’s work–in the metro DC region, nationwide, and internationally. 2012–HIGHLIGHTS Here are a few highlights of 2012. Move to DC. In January, at the word of the Lord, we relocated to Washington DC… in 12 days! Capitol Cry! We joined with Jason Hershey and the Washington House of Prayer for a 52 day prayer project culminating with the Capitol Cry Sacred Assembly on the weekend before Purim. Lampstand Seattle WA, Lake Mary FL. We hosted two Lampstand Gatherings, with guest speakers John Benefiel, Randy Demain, Martin Frankena, James Nesbit. Look for more in 2013! Prayer Projects. We facilitated seven email prayer projects this year! Valley of Vision & Capitol Cry at the beginning of the year, Endued with Power, Fast Forward (RPN Project), Dire Straits, Days of Awe, and the Midnight Cry project through...

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