Each year, we identify special needs for us to collectively give towards as a year-end giving project. These are opportunities for us to participate in God’s work beyond our normal church budget and a way to share out of the abundance that God has provided to us.
Please clearly indicate on your offering envelope that you want to direct your donation to the Year-End Special Project .
We will accept donations for these special projects until Sunday, December 31, 2017. Official receipts will be issued in early 2018.
To learn how you can give, please see our Give page or use the Contact Form
First Need – $10,000
Donna’s Place – Lower Level Renovations
Temporary housing for missionaries on furlough
Donna’s Place is a Duke Street residence given to Woodside to serve as a home for missionaries here on furlough. The 1980’s bungalow has an upper and lower apartment which are rented at rates well below market value to missionary families connected with Woodside and other local churches.
Last December, $25,000 was donated in our year-end project and the upper apartment was fully renovated using less than 3/4 of these funds along with the help of numerous volunteers. This year, we are seeking to raise an additional $10,000 to complete renovations in the lower apartment.
Second Need – $25,000
Jen & Serge Kamari
Jennifer and Serge Kamari have served for over 10 years in Kigali through several ministries with Impact Rwanda (International Teams). Their current vehicle is a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado which has been a blessing for them since 2007. Instead of spending more money to keep this SUV running on the harsh roads of the country, we are hoping to raise funds towards the purchase of a replacement SUV that will be more reliable and continue to meet their needs to ferry people and supplies as part of their ministry.
Woodside Building Fund
Any additional donations beyond the first two needs will be used to reduce the amount owing in our Building Fund which is approximately $125,000.