Greetings in the New Year! I know we are all hoping to see the end of the pandemic and the beginning of a fruitful 2021.
Last summer, our faithful Kairos Fellowship van, dubbed “Red Justice,” rolled through its last mile. It made it through the summer but died at the end of our last 2020 Virginia trip. We have had this workhorse 1998 Ford E350 since 2016. It provided us with over 30,000 miles over five summers, transporting at least 150 boys.
Kairos Fellowship is our outdoor camping program that forms junior high boys, ages 13-15, in strong Christian character and equips them for a mature walk with the Lord. The program is designed for boys to encounter and be challenged by the beauty of God’s creation. Boys form lasting experiences and friendships with each other that are rooted in the Lord.
Over the coming years we will be expanding our trips to include another guys trip, and ultimately four girls trips as well. We’ve had some girls trips in the past, but nothing as consistent as for the guys. We are working to change that. In order for this to be possible, we need to purchase a new van, actually two vans if we can. These vans are essential for all of these trips. We need them to transport youth, staff, and gear. They allow us to offer the trips at a much lower price than if we had to rent vans for each trip. This month, we are launching a van fundraiser so that for next summer, and for many summers to come, we can have the vans we need to run these great adventure trips. “Red Justice” served at least 150 boys over five summers. Five years from now, our goal is to serve that many youth every single summer!
We are inviting you to make a contribution to this van fundraiser, helping us continue our mission for many summers to come. Any contributions you make will go directly towards allowing us to purchase these
vans. As a “thank you” for any gift to the van fundraiser, you will receive a cool bumper sticker from Kairos Fellowship (see right). For a $500 gift, we will send you a Yeti Thermos with the Kairos logo. For a $1,500 gift, you will receive both the thermos and a fleece. For a $5,000 gift, I may even be able to convince Stan and Brian to take you on a camping trip!
Donate here: https://kairos-na.org/van/
Thank you so much for your support of all our programs for youth. We know by God’s grace, along with your prayers and financial support, we will have what we need to serve young people and be part of the process that brings them into Christian adulthood.
May God richly bless you in this New Year!
Your brother in Christ,