The overwhelming participation at the “Reaching the City” Gala 2018 is a testimony of the strength of the heart of LINC Houston. We set a record attendance of 248, demonstrating the solidarity of mission and commitment to reaching the LOST with the love of Jesus in the city of Houston. We increased our base of monthly support with 31 new monthly mission supporters sacrificially responding to a heartfelt need to secure the future with sustained giving. For the first time, 10 event sponsors completely covered the expenses of the Gala displaying a spirit of generosity and leadership modeling sacrificial giving. In addition, we added 23 new first-time supporters to LINC Houston. There were 42 gifts for the auction raising a total of $12,070.00. Together, we raised a grand total $137,538.00 to strengthen our mission at LINC Houston.
At the 2018 “Reaching the City” Gala, we set some God-sized goals to reach the city of Houston with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our sincere hope and desire for this year is to engage, equip, and empower 8 new mission leaders, train 500 to share the Gospel in a simple and relational way, and share the Gospel in the city of Houston 3000 times. We believe that these are attainable goals that stretch our resolve and require unrelenting focus to fulfill the Great Commission. However, we know that these goals may only be reached if, TOGETHER, we seek after our heavenly Father’s heart for the lost (Matthew 23:14), and pray for boldness to share the Gospel. Certainly, your financial partnership is a tremendous blessing and will help us accomplish our goals. Let’s agree to pray to the Lord of the harvest, Jesus Christ, to send LABORERS into the harvest field beginning with us (Luke 10:2).