Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Be Rich

Bryan has worked so incredibly hard this season on our church's giving campaign, Be Rich.  The name comes from I Timothy 6:18, "Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share."  He transitioned into a new role at church this fall, and it's been an unbelievable amount of work.  He now heads up Intersect, which is basically our church's community service arm.  Here is the video that tells about what God has done through the generosity of our church. It's pretty downright amazing.

Be Rich 2011 Celebration from North Point Media on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so impressed by the vision of this Be Rich campaign, not only because of how immensely it has helped at home and abroad, but also because it will surely inspire similar campaigns and actions--all kinds of positive ripple effects that will persist! While such actions are always needed, now is surely a time of extraordinary need when so many charities, service organizations, healthcare, and education providers are doing without the funding that had already barely kept them operational. And now even more people rely on their services. Bryan's leadership, his many hours of service, your family's whole-hearted support of this campaign, and the massive participation of your church and its network of supporters will surely be a gift that keeps giving. (In fact, I see it as more than a gift--it helps to provide a model for how to be, interact, and live.) I also wanted to add that Hallie and her family have very much been in my heart and prayers. And indeed their story has been so widely inspirational, as you wrote, that I actually heard of her first through my cousin in Chapel Hill. The Greens remind us of the deepest meanings of this holiday season, as painful as it can be for families who experience loss of this kind. I send all of my love!