My name is Gini Hoinaes, and I am the President of The Rescue Ministries Inc. I first want to genuinely thank you for supporting our ministry. It is been very near and dear to my heart for many years, and it's amazing that you believe in this ministry and the kids we serve across the world.
We had a great response to the #40for40 challenge! We raised a lot of money, but not what Dustin's goal was for his birthday. It's very much okay, though, because we have enough to make a sizeable dent in the down payment of a Jeepney, and we have started a payment plan to pay off the Jeepney. We are very excited about this because it's the first mode of transportation that is legally ours, and we are overjoyed with the support from you.
Want to hear some even better news?? We finished the church plant. We have now officially completed the church on the property of our building. We are most excited about this! It is a huge step in the shaping of the ministry to our kids and to the community where the orphanage is located. We pray that it serves our kids and community in a way that pleases God!
One more thing, our Christmas Celebration is Saturday December 6th at Jefferson City Christian Church in Jefferson City, TN. Come join us as we will Skype with the kids in the Philippines. We will worship with the children at Banhaw Home and sing songs of the season. We will announce on Facebook the time of the event.
Well, that's all we have for now, but please contact us if there's any questions we can answer, or if you would like to serve along side us in this wonderful ministry. We would love nothing more than for you to join us in this mission that God has so desperately put on our hearts.