The evening started with a meet and greet in the reception hall at the Cathedral in Bloomfield Connecticut.
Rev Tom Furrer, Bishop Markus Dogo, Nana Dogo, the Kateri Board Members, and past volunteers took great care to welcome everyone.
Thank you George Sailor for taking some group photos!
The Kateri Benefit Dinner only happens every three years. In 2016 we had 175+ people in attendance who reached deep into their hearts and wallets.
The tapestry Singers hosted a benefit concert for Kateri Medical Services this past weekend.
Thank you to all of our generous donors over the past 16 years, we are serving more people than ever before. We are now operating four full-time, year round medical facilities in Kateri, Iburu, Gidan Waya, and Gusau, Nigeria. We served more than 9,000 people in 2018 and that number is expected to grow in 2019 as our two newest clinics reach their potential.
Letter from Rev. Thomas J. Furrer, President and Executive Director:
Every year the Tapestry Singers holds a concert to help raise funds for our medical mission in Nigeria. This money is used to purchase medicine and medical equipment needed for the Summer outreach.
This is a free concert open to the community. There will be a concert on Saturday, June 2 at 7pm as well as a second concert on Sunday, June 3 at 2pm. A freewill offering will be collected afterwards.
This concert has been held for the past 10 years and has raised over $50,000 to support the clinics in Nigeria.
Please share this event with your friends and family, we look forward to seeing you!
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I wanted to let you know about our donations and pledges from our Benefit Dinner.
So far, we have received $88,000 in one-time gifts and three – year pledges. In addition to this, we had $6,000 from our corporate sponsors (which effectively paid for the entire dinner) for a total to date of $94,000. There are still pledges coming in, so this is not a final number. But this is a very good result.
Thank you again to everyone who helped us. This is a great encouragement and guarantees that we will have the funds needed to continue our ministry and to grow it over the next three years.
Please keep praying for the pledges yet to come in. We are working on one opportunity that has great potential. Pray fervently.
Thank you all again for your generous offering to time, talent and treasure. I am so very grateful to all of you for all that you have done. Grateful beyond words.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Dear friends and colleagues,
A very big thank you to everyone who helped with the Kateri Medical Services Benefit Dinner this past Saturday. The dinner was a great success in every possible way. The music was great and lifted everyone’s spirits. The food was excellent and the service was wonderfully hospitable. The audio-visual aids really helped to underscore the message. The table decorations were beautiful and helped to set the tone for the festive occasion. The speakers were inspiring, informative and engaging. The printed materials at each table were attractive and informative and helped to underscore the importance of what we are doing and articulate our vision for the future.
And we had a great turnout !!!!! As you all know, great turnout doesn’t happen by accident. It happens when people invite their friends, colleagues, relatives and neighbors to come. And then remind them that they said they were coming. And then come with them. You all did that very well and, because of your hard work, we had a great result.
I do not yet have the final financial figures and donations are still coming in. I hope to give you an accurate figure by the end to this week. But let me say that it was a very good result based on our preliminary figures. But I didn’t want to wait so long to say thank you to all of you for your hard work, prayers and dedication. I am so overwhelmingly grateful for all of you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,