Wow!! We can hardly believe what God has done through p4:13 Ministries in 2017. We were able to be a key sponsor for two music festivals, held our 2nd annual fundraiser, hosted our first ever outreach event, provided hurricane relief in the Houston area, tripled the number of scholarships and money given to youth from last year, added three new board members, updated our website, implemented a professional donor tracking tool, shared our testimony several times at churches, youth groups, schools, and local radio shows, shared our story at conventions, and made a lot of new friends & partners along the way. Phew… I am tired just thinking about it all!!! Here are some of the highlights.
- Sponsored the youth area and hosted a booth at Iowa’s largest Christian music festival. Risefest 2017 was the 15th time our partner Rise Ministries has held this event and over 15,000 people from 26 states and 3 countries attended the two-day event.
- Sponsored the first ever Friday night Youth Bash and hosted a booth as part of Nebraska’s largest Christian music festival. FishFest 2017 was the 3rd time our partner The Fish has held this event and the first time they did a two-day event with a YouthBash.
Annual Fundraiser – We held our 2nd Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser. We were so blessed to have former University of Nebraska, and current Liberty University, football coach Ron Brown as our guest speaker. He announced the release of his new ministry Called to Compete and his love for youth and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Almost 300 people attended and over $40,000 was raised.
Outreach Events – In partnership with Abide, Step Up To Life and former University of Nebraska, and current Liberty University, football coach Ron Brown we held the Inaugural Better Together Football camp. We had 22 middle school aged youth attended this free event to hear coach share the Gospel through his love of teaching football.
Speaking Events – Shared our testimony at the following: Omaha Christian Academy, Ashland FCA, GraceHill Omaha church, Mt Moriah Baptist Church, and Nebraska Christian High School.
Event Booths – Bennington Spy Run, North American Christian Convention.
New Partners– Christ for the City, The Fish, Rise Ministries, Abide, Step up to Life, Called to Compete, InCahoots Fundraising, FitGirl, Life Promotions, Quake Events, Release Ministries, InCommon.
Scholarship Details –
- Awarded 114 Marcus Haney Memorial scholarships for a total of $24,797.59.
- Helped send youth to 49 events, 29 camps and 35 mission trips.
- Partnered with 20 Churches/Ministries to help send youth to 26 different events in 22 different cities in 10 different countries.
Thank you for your continued support! 2018 looks to be even busier and BETTER!!