#GivingTuesday2019 is Dec. 3!

#GivingTuesday is coming soon! Please save the date for Dec. 3 to participate in this global holiday that celebrates generosity and kindness by giving to SIFAT. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday buying season, #GivingTuesday starts the giving season, reminding us what this time of year is truly about! Isn’t it exciting to be part of something greater than ourselves when we join together to give back!

#GivingTuesday is a wonderful time to embrace the spirit of giving! This year, our matching fund is $60,000 – double your donation! The “rules” for #GivingTuesday are the same as previous years. When you make a donation at any time on December 3, your contribution will double because of the matching fund set up by a generous group of SIFAT donors—up to the first $60,000 that we raise!


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40 Years: Celebrating our 40th with New Books!

We convinced two men who had been very active in SIFAT to write their autobiographies for SIFAT to publish. On September 20, 2019,  these authors gave their testimonies, and we held a book signing as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. The two are as different as two people can be. But, they both are a tremendous example of what God can do with anyone’s life if we give ourselves to Christ.

Two new books were published to celebrate SIFAT’s 40th anniversary!


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Save the Date – 40th Anniversary Celebration

 

We are planning an exciting event to commemorate 40 years of Sharing God’s Love in Practical Ways and want you to be part of it!

Mark your calendars to join our staff on September 21, 2019, on the Galilee Campus of SIFAT for a meal, tours of campus, demonstrations of appropriate technology and a special program to remember 40 years of ministry, to update our current projects and program, and to hear the vision for our future. Watch your email, our social media and website for more details to come.

Dress casually and plan to spend time outside enjoying Mad Indian Creek and our grounds here at the international headquarters. The event is free, but reservations are needed by Sept. 1. Call the SIFAT office at 256.396.2015 or e-mail info@sifat.org with your name, contact number or email and the number of people attending.

Celebrating 40 Years of SIFAT

Save the Date!
September 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SIFAT Galilee Campus
2944 County Road 113
Lineville, AL 36266

RSVP: 256.396.2015 / info@sifat.org

Dress casually to enjoy a day outdoors on our campus to celebrate Sharing God’s Love in Practical Ways with us!

 

Other events prior to Our 40th Fiesta:

Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at Wedowee FUMC – International Graduate Projects
Our visiting international graduates will share about their current ministries and how what they learned in SIFAT training classes has helped the communities in which they serve.

Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Wedowee FUMC – Book Signing
SIFAT co-founder Benjo Paredes has written a memoir about moving from the high Andes mountain community where he grew up as an orphan to the unsettled jungle of Sapecho, Bolivia. SIFAT board of director member Art Stephenson had a much different experience as he grew up in the United States, worked in engineering and became director of Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Ala. Benjo and Art are going to share about their lives and how both ended up being impacted by SIFAT’s work. After their talks, they will hold a joint book signing.

Worship on the Water 2019

Worship on the Water (WOW) starts this weekend! Sponsored by SIFAT, WOW is a casual, nondenominational worship service held at Lakeside Marina in Wedowee, Ala., Sundays at 9 a.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Each week features a different speaker and musician. Whether you are a local resident or a weekend visitor, we hope to see you at WOW this summer!


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#GivingTuesday 2018 – Nov. 27

It’s #GivingTuesday time once again! Please save the date for Nov. 27 to participate in this global holiday that celebrates generosity and kindness by giving to nonprofit organizations, such as SIFAT. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday buying season, #GivingTuesday starts the giving season, reminding us what this time of year is truly about! Isn’t it exciting to be part of something greater than ourselves when we join together to give back!

SIFAT is participating in #GivingTuesday for the sixth year. It’s the perfect time to take a break from the hustle of holiday shopping and embrace the spirit of giving! This year, we have our largest matching fund yet—$60,000 to double your gift! The “rules” for #GivingTuesday are the same as previous years. When you make a donation at any time on November 27, your contribution will double because of the matching fund set up by a generous group of SIFAT donors—up to the first $60,000 that we raise!


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