Dear Lighthouse family and friends,
I am writing to update you on our financial status as we near the end of 2020. Of course, this has been a difficult year for all of us. Thankfully, at the Lighthouse, we were able to secure a PPP loan fairly early in the pandemic. We anticipate the total loan of approximately $120,000 to be forgiven. As we near the end of this year that PPP loan will be about used up. In other words, it has been able to offset our 2020 budget shortfall that occurred due to Covid 19. Of course the pandemic is not over. As we move into 2021 we will be on less secure ground. I am therefore inviting our Lighthouse family to consider making a special end of the year gift, over and above regular giving, to see how much of that budget shortfall we can recoup before the end of the year.
Usually we have taken a special offering every year for a project around the church. We have not this year as we are aware this has been a difficult year financially for many. As you consider whether or not you can help, I want everyone to know that every gift helps. Whether your gift is $1 or $10,000, when it is given in faith it will be blessed and used for God’s purposes. When we give according to our means, God’s people can do far more than we can even imagine. If you are already doing everything you can financially for our ministry. I understand, and thank you!
We are not designating a particular Sunday for the offering. You are welcome to bring it any week or mail a check to the church. I encourage you to either write in the memo of your check or put your offering in an envelope and mark it “2020 Special Offering.” We will keep you updated!
Thank you for your support of our ministry. God has truly blessed us. Covid has made this a difficult year for many reasons. I’m praying for you and your family. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to reach out to us.
Thank you for your time! God bless and Merry Christmas!!!