Bethany was such a giver! We look back with pleasure and remember the times when, as a small girl, she literally emptied her little purse for those in need. We also recall, with lumps in our throats, the generous way she kept giving throughout her illness as a teenager. As she gave, Beth proved over and over the truth of the life-giving words of Jesus when He said…
“It is better to give than to receive.”
We are so pleased to report that through the generosity of many friends, we were able to pass on just over $2,000 to Wise Choices for Life on Bethany’s behalf! What a birthday gift!
A HUGE thanks to those who responded so generously. This is the second year we have promoted this wonderful organization, offering the opportunity to give a dollar for every birthday year in remembrance of our girl. Just over 40 people donated this year – so you can calculate that some were more than generous by adding an extra zero to their gift! Who says that zero = nothing! What a difference this gift will make on the ground in Uganda to help train people to pass on the Good News through reproductive health education 🙂
So, stay tuned for next March where we will again have an opportunity to BE Givers and donate $23 for Bethany’s 23rd birthday. We hope this new partnership will continue to thrive and that many will be blessed through the ministry of WCFL well into the future!
The Bethany Wake Stop Fistula Appeal is still going strong in partnership with CBM and for those who would like to give to a perpetual trust, The Bethany Wake Appeal through The Lord Mayors’ Fund is also a great option to BE Givers and provide ongoing support over many years ahead.
Remember friends, you can BE Givers on Bethany’s behalf at any time of the year – especially as tax time approaches! (Please feel free to check out the links below.)
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9
With our sincere gratitude, Bethany’s family 🙂
WOW! We are so grateful that there are now several choices to BE Givers on Beth’s behalf…
WISE CHOICES FOR LIFE: BETHANY WAKE SCHOLARSHIP https://www.wisechoicesforlife.org
CBM AUSTRALIA: THE BETHANY WAKE STOP FISTULA APPEAL https://www.cbm.org.au/bethanywake
LORD MAYOR’S CHARITABLE FUND: https://www.lmcf.org.au/waystogive/charitable-fund-accounts/list-of-charitable-fund-accounts