Thank You 2014

January 21, 2015


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Dennis Whalen, Alliance vice president for Development, tells stories of what the Great Commission Fund has made possible, including the building of a school in the Middle East that gives children access to a quality education—and the gospel.


Hey, Alliance family, I am Dennis Whalen, and I’d like to give you a little glimpse into some of the things that you’re making possible because of your support of the Great Commission Fund.

This school in the Middle East just opened its doors. Kids—some with special needs who wouldn’t normally have access to a quality education or the gospel message—will be finding both, right here in the days ahead. You made this happen. Thank you

Not far from where I’m standing, thousands of displaced Syrian refugee families are trying to rebuild their lives in makeshift camps or tiny apartments. Many of them had to flee their home country with only what they could carry, but Alliance national churches and international workers have already made a difference with over 5,000 of these families. They have provided them with blankets, mattresses, cooking stoves, and fuel. Many of them are hearing and responding to the love of Jesus. We want to thank you for your part in this ministry, for your prayer support and your financial support in this very vital ministry.

God is inviting the Alliance family to join with Him in reviving His Church in parts of the world where it once thrived but is now all but none existent. Some of those places were in the cradle of Christianity when the Church was first birthed. With your help, new seeds are being sown. So, again, thank you.

Thanks to you, Alliance international workers all around the world spend their waking hours building bridges into the lives of lost and hurting people, bringing them the hope that only Jesus can offer. I get the opportunity to sit down with many of those who serve here in Asia and hear their stories that your generosity makes possible. I know I speak for them when I say, “Thank you.”

This is the Crossing Church in Colorado Springs, a Spanish-speaking church plant funded, in part, thanks to your giving to the Great Commission Fund. Thanks to your support, this church is already having a great impact on their community, which is in one of the poorest sections of our city. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I’m so grateful that God invites us to join with Him in this ministry. I’m also grateful for you, the Alliance family, who has accepted this invitation through your generosity. On behalf of all the workers that you have sent and the people they serve, thank you! Together, we are making a difference and will continue to do so into the future.


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