WOW

What an amazing weekend! Between the auction, sponsors, and a fundraiser brunch this morning at the LaHarpe Christian Church, over $30,000 was raised for building materials for our Waverly, Tennessee flood relief build. While all of this was happening, OFOP’s concrete crew began work on the foundation of the home.

There are so many people to thank, it’s impossible to list all of them. To the many who generously donated to, or sponsored the auction, we can’t thank you enough. To all those who bid on, and/or purchased items, you made the night an enjoyable and profitable event for all those watching. To Ashley Johnson, who does the bulk of the auction preparation and bookkeeping on OFOP’s side, thank you for your selfless work behind the curtain. To Jim Sullivan, Karla Sullivan, Scott Steven’s, and the entire Sullivan auctioneers team, every year we are amazed by your generosity and professionalism. To the LaHarpe Christian Church family, thank you for your heart for this ministry, for the time you allowed us to share today during the service, and for all the hard work that was put into making todays brunch an overwhelming success.

These last 24 hours are proof that the body of Christ is diverse in talents, abundant in generosity, and passionately committed to serving those in need. ❤️

Auction

All of the auction items are posted with a photo and description on Sullivan auctioneers.com. You can already place bids prior to the live auction beginning at 6pm tonight! Go get a sneak peak of all of the great items. Also, make sure you check your proxibid login to make sure you can quickly login when it’s go time. If you haven’t already created a proxibid account in order to bid, bows the time. Don’t wait until 6pm because you’ll miss out on the action. You will have to put your credit card information in when you sign up, but your card will not be charged. The payment for the items you purchase will be made by cash, or by checks made payable to OFOP. See you all tonight online!

Auction Saturday Night!

We’re getting excited about our annual online auction this Saturday night at 6pm! Tomorrow, Sullivan Auctioneers will have the OFOP auction site posted, and Friday the items will be available to view (and to place pre-auction bids).

For those who have purchased items to generously donate, please drop them off at the LaHarpe Christian Church lobby Wednesday and Thursday. (With the exception of antiques, please no used items) All items must be delivered to the church by 6pm Thursday so we can photograph the items and send them digitally to Sullivan’s. If you’d like to donate baked items prepared fresh, please message Ashley or Ryan with a description of the goodies. Post-auction pickup of all purchased items will be Sunday at the LaHarpe Christisn Church. More to come the next couple of days about how to participate Saturday night! See you all soon!

Auction

ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE’s 11th Annual Charitable auction will be held virtually on Saturday, November 13th, beginning at 6pm. As always we’ll have lots of great items available to bid through Sullivan Auctioneers, and it all goes to a great cause. 100 percent of the proceeds raised will go towards building materials for our 2021 winter disaster relief build in Waverly, Tennessee. We’ll have instructions on how to participate in the online auction in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Tennessee it is!

ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE Disaster Relief has spent the last decade building homes for survivors of natural disasters. Our efforts have always, and will always be focused solely on spreading the love of Christ to communities in need. After a long summer of prayer and pondering, the organization has officially committed to rebuilding for a flood survivor in Waverly, Tennessee later this year. With increased building costs, we need your help more than ever. We are asking those with a heart for serving to consider funding one, five, or even 10 square feet of the home we will build in late November/early December. We are estimating that cost to be $75./sq ft. For those willing to give, or fundraise for at least 10 Sq Ft, we are giving away limited edition “Here I am, Lord. Send Me” hooded sweatshirts at no cost. Just find 10 donors to give $75, to help our effort, and you’ll get one of these great sweatshirts. All donations are tax deductible, and can easily be made through our “get involved” tab on our website linked below. We sincerely thank you for your generous consideration, and look forward to sharing more details about our project in Tennessee in the coming days and weeks! If you’d like more information to help fundraise, please send emails to onefamilyonepurpose@hotmail.com.

Stay tuned for more information to come! If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation now, use this link to our secure online payment method!

http://www.onefamilyonepurpose.org/contribute/

Don’t cook tonight!

Don’t forget to come out for fried fish and brisket tonight at the Burnside Christian Church! We begin serving at 6:30. We’ll have meals to go as well as dine-in. Proceeds of this fundraiser will go to OFOP!

Burnside Brisket and Fish Fry

Saturday, September 25th at 6:30pm, George Link and our brothers and sisters from the Burnside Christian Church are holding their Brisket and Fish Fry to benefit OFOP. This is a delicious opportunity to come together for fellowship and food, while helping raise funds for ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE’s annual relief build (details on the build to be announced in the coming weeks). Takeout and dine-in will be available for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Burnside Christian Church is located at 2088 E, County 2110, Burnside, IL

Prayer Request

OFOP Family,

Please pray for Bonnie Stokke (Mark’s wife). She fell on stairs and broke a few ribs, and she appears to have blood in the chest cavity. She is currently being transferred to Blessing Hospital in Quincy IL.

Thank you for your prayers!

2x4s For Hope Project in Carthage

2x4s for Hope is a Christian organization that has provided 2×4’s for some of the OFOP Disaster relief homes built in the past. The organization is planning to build a “tiny home” for a veteran right here in Hancock County! We would love for you to be involved in this great project. The home will be be constructed in Carthage on June 12th and 13th. OFOP’s own George Link is trying to get a small group of five together to take part in this project. If you’d like to be a part of George’s crew, you can reach him at (309)221-8657. We appreciate your consideration!

https://2x4forhope.org/

Prayers for Roy

As many of you know, a few days after this years build, Roy had surgery on his leg to repair some old pins and hardware from an accident years ago. An infection was the greatest danger during his recovery. Tonight he was admitted to the hospital for an infection, fever, chest pains and an elevated heart rate. He may be transported to Springfield to aggressively treat the infection. Please join us in praying for God to remove this infection, and for the entire Day family as they cope with this stress during Christmas. We appreciate your prayer, and trust that the Lord will lay His righteous healing hand on our beloved brother.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10