$25K Raised For Orphans in Uganda!

I'm buzzing with excitement today. Desperation Band joined with SouthGate church in Fort Collins to raise $25K for orphans in Uganda! So cool! Shout out to our friends up in the Fort! Way to go Southgate!

Here is how the senior pastor, Kevin McGinley told the story:
"God gave us a vision to help build a Village of Hope for orphans in Africa, inspired in part by our participation in the Desperation conferences at New Life this summer. To help us raise the funds, the Desperation Band willingly accepted our request to hold a Night of Worship for Orphans here in Fort Collins. Jon Egan and the band agreed to come at no charge and helped us raise over $25,000 to build a dormitory for 133 orphans in Uganda!

We were deeply touched by the band's heart to serve, their humility, their vision for the work in Africa, and their anointed ministry in worship. Hundreds came and were stirred by God's heart for the fatherless and willingly gave of their resources to help AIDS orphans in Kampala. We will never forget their kindness in coming and not charging a fee so we could raise as much money as possible for this project.

We thank the Lord for you and for New Life Church and for the Desperation ministry! You have meant so much to us and have helped produce lasting fruit in our staff and young people. I had the privilege of attending the Ascent conference this summer and we bring close to 100 students every summer for the Desperation events. They have been life-giving and life-transforming."

Love it!