Wednesday, February 1, 2023


I'm overjoyed to share with you that my Mom & some GREAT LAST MINUTE GENEROUS DONORS pushed us past our 100k goal yesterday!! Over the past month several loving people made "Tribute to Ann" donations to Mom's favorite ministry (GTD) in lieu of flowers which is something my Sister and Dad wanted instead of receiving tons of flowers. To our amazement around $2000 came in from family & friends this past month which set us up for yesterday's FANTASTIC FINISH. A few awesome people & 1 fantastic church partner took us on to victory! It was like Mom passed the basketball to some awesome teammates that leaped up to slam dunk it thru the hoop AT THE BUZZER to win the game! We officially finished with $100,947 raised!!! (53.8k in one-time donations & 47.1k in pledges for 2023). NOW THAT'S A GOD-AWESOME WAY TO START THE YEAR!!
I love that one of Mom's last acts was to launch us into our 27th year of ministry! GTD would not exist if it weren’t for Ann Garner! Her influence in my life lead to my salvation at 8 years old and eventually lead to the start of this ministry. She always supported me 1000% and prayed for me as I worked for many years on building GTD. She was my 1st volunteer and continued to help me with admin work till her last few months on this earth. We named our top yearly award after my parents. It’s called the “JAG” (Jerry & Ann Garner) Award and it is presented to the person(s) who most positively impacted this ministry over the course of the past year. Her influence & impact in my life and the life of this ministry can’t be overstated. She will be greatly missed! We are dedicating our 27th year of ministry to Mom and will be finding special ways throughout the year to commemorate her love and impact in the life of GTD. I guess you could call it “The Year of Birddog!” I want to thank all of you for your support of GTD in 2022 & beyond! My Mom was always touched by our amazing supporters so thank you for not only blessing the life of this ministry, but also being a source of blessing and joy to all of us, especially Mom! YEAR 27, HERE WE COME!!!
4-PEAT! This is our 4th year in a row raising 100k+!! Thank You Jesus because You are The Source of all of this!! All glory to God!!