Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Hosts ServLife Dinner and Raises $5,400 for the Hope Fund in Nepal

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lyndhurst, Ohio recently held a ServLife Dinner benefit to raise money to start a ServLife Hope Fund in Thingan, Nepal. 60 people from 7 different churches attended the dinner and nearly $5,400 was raised. The funds will go directly to helping start a Hope Fund in Thingan. Read more about the ServLife Hope Fund.

Mary Davis, member of Church of Good Shepherd who was one of the organizers of the dinner, was very encouraged by the response.

“In 2009 our women’s book group read Dangerous Faith, and we were so moved by the book and inspired by the idea of the Hope Fund that we wanted to fund a business start-up for a single woman,” says Davis. “We contacted ServLife and when, much to our surprise, Joel responded saying he would like to come to Cleveland to meet with us, we decided to make a larger gathering for the community and to raise our fundraising goal to create a Hope Fund for a village. Now, Good Shepherd is in relationship with Thingan, Nepal. We could never have imagined this outcome when we started reading the book.”

Joel Vestal had the opportunity to travel to Lyndhurst and speak at their church and share at the dinner about the ServLife Hope Fund.

“It’s so encouraging to see a new church take initiative and be a global witness,” said Vestal. “The people at the Church of the Good Shepherd gave me a wonderful welcome for my first visit to Cleveland.”

Currently, the Hope Fund in Thingan is 82% funded.  Will you consider giving towards this initiative and helping us reach our goal? Give Now

*ServLife has held dinners around the United States as an informal way to both introduce and inform people on the work of ServLife around the world. Please contact us to help either organize or host a dinner with a multi-media presentation, images, and many stories of what God is doing through the work of ServLife around the world.

(Posted: 2010-03-24)

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