Merry Christmas TTW family!
Pastor Kris here with some a few updates and lots of gratitude as we move into Christmas. We just sent out lots of our new TTW T-shirts, and we’re still taking orders through New Years day. Details on that below. As for our donation match campaign, we met our goals early! More on that below too, along with information on our annual Christmas audio drama called The Shepherd of Bethlehem, and our annual TTW Ministry Update for 2020. It’s all here, so keep reading!
The Shepherd of Bethlehem (Audio Drama)
Just in time for Christmas, we have a very powerful audio drama that’s perfect for the season. The Shepherd of Bethlehem is a a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story from an eyewitness perspective. The story is told by a shepherd named Josiah, who happened to be watching his sheep on the hills outside Bethlehem on that fateful night when a host of angels appeared with some very big news. This one man audio drama in two acts was written and performed by Bill Welsh (TTW Acts audio guides), and it’s one of my favorite holiday traditions.
You can find the Shepherd of Bethlehem plan on the TTW Browse page in the New and Updated section. It’s a two day plan, and the audio is about 30 minutes each day. Perfect for listening with family, for your drive time to grandma’s house, or wherever this busy season gives you a little time to stop and listen. And in other holiday news…
T-Shirts Mailed – Get Yours Before they’re Gone!
TTW T-shirts are free for every donor this year! We just mailed the first big batch of t-shirts (over 1400!). If you ordered by the December 11 deadline, you should have them in time for Christmas (shipping outside the US is slow – so expect delays). The deadline for orders is New Years day, and the next batch will be mailed after the last order is in Jan 1. We only do this once a year, so get your order in now…
- Step 1: Donate at throughtheword.org/giving (if you donated already, step 1 is done!)
- Step 2: Order your shirt at ttw.churchcenter.com/people/forms/194605
Ministry Update: Thank you!
Donation Match is complete!
We reached our goal early! Lots of gratitude to everyone who donated this month and to our donation-match sponsors, as $172k in general giving came in since we started in Thanksgiving. Every one of those dollars is now being matched by a few of our generous donors! Thanks so much for a successful campaign and for all your generosity, and we are now provided with the funds that we need to step into some very big opportunities that have opened up for 2021. More on that soon!
GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
The charity rating site GuideStar.org awarded TTW their highest honor for the third year in a row.
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Kris Langham on behalf of the whole TTW Team
*T-shirts have no resale value and are given freely as a thank you gift for your support of TTW this year.
**Prior donors who can no longer give due to 2020 financial hardship can still get a T-shirt. Thanks for giving, we’re praying for you!
***Note for donors outside the USA: Due to dramatic increases in shipping costs in 2020, it now costs TTW an extra $15 to $25 to mail shirts outside the US. Please consider this cost when donating – thanks!