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Kensill Fund for Hope -- Thank you!

posted Nov 4, 2015, 7:23 AM by Lois Kerchner

Praise the Lord!  Thanks to His leading and the generous outpouring of donations from businesses and church members, the many who helped with solicitation of donations, mailings, setting up, food preparation and serving, clean up, those who came to bid at the auction (54 numbers were assigned this year), and those who made monetary donations, the auction was a huge success.   

But the true joy comes from helping the youth in the area of Philadelphia where Mid-Town Parish UMC is located with scholarship money to supplement the cost of their higher education.  Many of our Mid-Town friends were at the auction.  Rev. William Jolly,  the pastor at Mid-Town Parish, thanked the Leola UMC for their part in raising funds for this 501 (C) 3 Foundation established  to provide scholarships to help recipients achieve their educational goals.  Three former recipients of scholarships were introduced and they shared how they were able to complete their degree work - and advanced degrees - and in turn serve their church and community.  Mid-Town Parish presented a check for the KFH.

This fall semester there are four scholarship recipients. It is because of your support and contributions to the KFH that the foundation will be able to award funding to these students and have the opportunity to touch the lives of these young people. 

Thanks be to God and our faithful supporters here at Leola UMC and at Mid-Town Parish UMC.

The Mission Committee