MissionMatters Update for September 8, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Update for September 8, 2015

Camp Henry Dining Hall to Be Named for Don Taylor

“Jake” Jacobs, Executive Director of Camp Henry, recently received a phone call from a long-time friend of Camp Henry who lives out of state.

“We really need to get that Dining Hall expanded,” the caller said.

“We sure do,” Jake agreed.

“How about I help you out,” the caller said, and named a significant dollar amount. “All I want you to do is name the Dining Hall after Don Taylor, since he has done so much over the years to raise money for Camp Henry and Westminster Church.”

Convincing Don Taylor, a member of the MissionMatters Steering Committee, that the expanded Dining Hall had to be named for him in order to receive the donor’s gift took some effort on Jake’s part, but Don eventually agreed. At worship services at both Camp Henry and Westminster on Sunday, September 6 the gift was announced and received with joy and applause—both for Don’s many years of service to the Camp and Westminster and for the donor’s gift, which puts us much closer to reaching the MissionMatters campaign goal to raise $2,500,000 for the missions of Westminster.

After the Dining Hall expansion is completed, a plaque will be displayed that will likely read:

Built in Honor of
Donald E. Taylor
Honoring His Enduring
Passion, Commitment, and
Dedication to
Camp Henry

But work on the Dining Hall cannot begin without your help. Please remember to complete and return your fourth-year-pledge cards by Sunday, September 13. And thank you for all you have already pledged to MissionMatters! As of Tuesday, September 8, pledges have totaled $2,195,000 or nearly 88 percent of our total goal.