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Building Dreams, Transforming Lives - November 2023

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Obviously, financial support is a major part of this effort and FCC has raised $96,767.59.

Please don’t think that money is all you can contribute. We have all been given many gifts by the Lord and it is incumbent upon us to use them effectively.

When I think of using and sharing our gifts, I am reminded of the commissary sergeant of the 23rd Ohio Regiment who wanted to contribute on 17 September 1862 as his unit participated in the terrible Battle of Antietam. He left a place of safety and comfort to help, as his gifts and opportunities allowed, and the 23rd Ohio was the only regiment in the Union army to have a hot meal that day. The sergeant was William McKinley and he would become our 25th President.

I’m not saying that helping at USI is like helping at Antietam or if you help you will become our President, but I am saying that you have gifts that can help others and we should be enthusiastic about helping. You can make a meal or a dessert, provide a ride to work or share knowledge you have accumulated.

Consider 1 Peter 10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace.” 

Jim Evans


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