Reminder for End-of-year Giving

We know many of our supporters want to get one last donation to us for credit for the 2012 tax year. Remember, your online donation must be made before midnight on Dec. 31, and any checks mailed to SIFAT must be postmarked by Dec. 31. If you want to designate your gift in honor/memory of someone, please include a name and address to whom we can send an acknowledgment card. If you would like your donation applied to a specific project, please put the project name on the memo line of your check or in the special instructions section online.

Thank you for your continued support! Without your financial gifts, SIFAT could not exist.

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New Campus Bridge Under Construction!

Many of you may remember the news of our suspension bridge (on SIFAT’s campus in Lineville, AL) collapsing this past July during our Learn & Serve Summer Experience. We continue to thank God for his protection of our participants and his provision for our organization after the event. We now have reason to celebrate — a new bridge is under way! A new suspension bridge is being built on our Galilee Campus. The bridge will span Mad Indian Creek connecting our campus once again. This bridge is not only functional, it will also serve as an example of a monumental bridge project SIFAT implemented in Quesimpuco, Bolivia in 2008.

This bridge, in Quesimpuco, Bolivia, is the inspiration for the new suspension bridge on SIFAT’s Lineville, Alabama campus.

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Learn & Serve’s “48: A Slum Experience” Retreat Coming Soon – Sign up Now!

Although forty-eight hours may not be enough time to travel to a developing country and back, it is enough time to get a glimpse into the everyday life of over one billion people on our planet. This coming January, Learn & Serve is offering our fourth annual “48: A Slum Experience”.  For forty-eight hours, participants will have a chance to immerse themselves in a simulated urban slum and learn the struggles of people living in these environments. Students interact with common challenges associated with living in a slum, such as dirty water, prostitution, HIV/AIDS, mass evictions, hunger, unemployment, corruption and the social havoc that each of those struggles can create within a community.

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