2013 ACWAM Past Events:
Spaghetti Dinner at the Gathering Place Church in Sarnia -March 23,2013. A wonderful dinner was prepared by the men and about 65 people enjoyed at time of fellowship and fun. A Power Point was presented depicting many of our ACWAM ministries in Haiti, Toronto, New York and locally. The silent auction was fun and profitable. We raised over $1000 from this dinner. Thank you to all who helped make it such a success.
Our Team in Haiti April 6-13, 2013, An administrative team of four, visited Haiti to get up-dates on the facilities that we help there and to up-date our children’s sponsorships. It was a very successful trip. We visited the new HCRM site, met with most of our agents, and with the board from God’s Hope School. We found many improvements in Haiti and were encouraged by the work that is going on in our schools and orphanages. We got a better in-site into the needs of our specific facilities and will be better able to help them. As a highlight we were invited to work along side “Awake in Haiti” at Canaan, a tent city outside of Port au Prince. The women worked in the medical clinic and the men helped to build a church. God blessed our time in Haiti.
Petrolia Yard Sale and BBQ -April 27, 2013- The weather was great and we were able to raise over $1300 to help with our mission projects. Thanks Mike for letting us use your yard.
Our Annual Walk-a-thon- May 4,2013. The day was beautiful and we enjoyed our walk along the St. Clair River, but we worked up quite and appetite. We returned to Brander park and gobbled up 6 large pizzas. About 14 people walked the walk. Thank you to everyone who walked and to all who sponsored us. We raised $1993 that day. Funds will be used for our work in Haiti and some of our other local outreaches. Some of the walkers will use 1/2 of the money that they raised to help off-set the cost of their trip to Haiti next March. A good day was had by all.
June 9- Yard sale & BBQ at Knox Presbyterian Church- The weather looked “ify” but turned out fine (an answer to many prayers). We thank our many donors and supporters for a successful morning. We raised $1358.25 for our ACWAM projects
July 6- Our Annual Meeting Picnic- took place at Crothers Park in Wallaceburg, 34 people attended including some from New Brunswick, LaSalle, Sarnia, Petrolia, Tupperville, Tara, Dover Center, Wallaceburg and Tupperville. The food and the fellowship was wonderful. A brief overview of our finances and activities was presented. We held an entertaining auction and raised over $500. A warm “Thank you” was expressed to everyone for their support throuhgout the year.