40 for 40: A Texas-sized thank you to Winterfest Arlington

Originally posted January 25, 2012

Greetings all! As you know, we are in the middle of our 40 for 40 campaign – an attempt to raise $40,000 through the Winterfest Arlington and Gatlinburg Sunday morning contributions to secure a $40,000 match offered up by a pair of generous donors for the purchase of our building.

We were blessed to be present at Winterfest Arlington this past weekend and here are the results: Approximately 3200 teens and adults attended the event and the total Sunday morning contribution was just over $11,500! Breaking Chains could not be more happy about this outcome. A source has told us that this is FAR exceeds the typical Arlington contribution.

Thanks so much to all who supported us by donating to this endeavor. We are blown away and so thankful to our friends (new and old) who showed up for us and those we serve in a BIG way. We are truly humbled by the outpouring of love and support.

If the next Winterfest follows suit, given its size, we should be on track to meet our goal of raising $40,000. But, we can’t just rest and hope that will happen – we need the help of the Gatlinburg attendees!

So there you go Gatlinburg. Arlington stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park – now it’s your turn. We are praying and counting on you to help us meet our goal of $40,000 and beyond to bless those living daily in Honduran urban poverty.

Thank you again to the Arlington crew. Your generosity means more than you know, and we are so privileged to have you stand alongside us in the effort to show Christ’s love to Tegucigalpa. See you soon Gatlinburg!

View from inside the Breaking Chains building

View from inside the Breaking Chains building