Tuesday, April 23, 2019
THE 7 PILLARS AWARD! ....50% OF OUR ANNUAL DONATIONS COME FROM OUR TOP 7 DONORS! ......AAAAAND OUR TOP 7 DONORS FROM 2018 ARE:
= 42,328.59 (TOTAL DONATED BY OUR TOP 7 DONORS)
This $42,328.59 is 50.8% of the total of $83,330.40 donated to GTD in 2018
A couple of years ago I came across Proverbs 9:1 when I was reading through the book of Proverbs. It talks about the 7 pillars that wisdom has built her house upon. Since we've always refereed to our donors as "pillars" that structurally support the work of the ministry I decided to do the math on our top 7 annual donors. Do you know that every year the top 7 donors in our ministry make up about 50% of our annual donations?! That's a huge chunk by a small number of people! And it's not always the same 7 people/families or the same amounts. But year-in and year-out regardless of the total amount donated that year the math stays relatively the same - 50% of our annual donations come from the top 7 donors.
We average about 100 awesome donors each year (thank you awesome people!!). It's really remarkable to see how scripturally accurate that verse is regarding our non-profit ministry. 7 donors (50%) + `93 donors (50%) = 100%. Amazing!
If we removed those top 7 donors then our building would "collapse". Likewise, if we removed the other 93 donors the building would "collapse". Every donor is an indispensable part of what God is doing through GTD. Every donor is a supporting pillar of this ministry. We are profoundly thankful to anyone who donates $1 or $1000. It all adds up to equal a powerful impact!
Since God's Word makes it a point to recognize the structural importance of these seven pillars we thought we would do the same. 2 years ago we began to recognize the special role that the top 7 donors play in the life of this ministry. We designed an award called "The 7 Pillars Award" to present to our Top 7 Donors. Since many of our donors prefer to stay anonymous we've recently decided to present these awards privately. But we do want to publicly honor them too. Therefore we have decided to list our Top 7 donor amounts only without their names. They know who they are! And we are awarding them this special award privately. But publicly we want to express our overwhelming gratitude for the sacrifice they make to enable this ministry to function year-in and year-out!!!
FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU 2018 "7 PILLARS" AWARD WINNERS!! GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE MINISTRY YOU PERFORM IN GTD!!!!
We are also creating a spot on our website to track the Top 7 Donors of the current year. Who will be this year's Top 7 Donors? Who will receive the 2019 "7 PILLARS AWARD"???
CURRENT TOP 7 DONORS (as of April 2019):