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Huge Success: 9th Annual ABC Charity Auction

April 21, 2010

The Ambassador Bible Center Class of 2010 held its ABC Charity Auction on Sunday evening, April 18. This year’s beneficiaries are the children of East Africa. Students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will benefit from the funds collected for the East Africa Children’s Education Project as financial aid to enable them to complete their schooling.

The process began in the first semester when Caleb Creech was selected as ABC Student Body Service Committee Chairman. He quickly put together an organizational team from the class. They then canvassed local businesses to inform them of the project and to enlist their support. Donations of gift cards and merchandise came from the businesses and from brethren as far away as Missouri! These items were used for the “silent” auction in which individuals wrote the amount they were willing to pay for an item. Others then had the opportunity to raise the amount. The last one to write the highest number of dollars on the sheet received the item. International finger foods and beverages were served to the approximately 145 attending.

Baked goods were offered by students and members from the greater Cincinnati area. Mr. Creech also handled the auctioneer’s job and bidding for the cakes, pies, cookies, cheesecakes, rolls, jams and deviled (angelic) eggs. In between items for auction, the students provided wonderful entertainment for all—including skits and musical numbers to the delight of the audience.

Daryn Campbell, one of the ABC students said, “Everyone pulled together to benefit others in this very nice event.”

In all, over $7,000 was raised and will be sent to Mr. John Elliott who oversees that area of the world. This amount will allow 35 students to attend school for one year ($200 per child).

Thank you to all who attended and gave so generously! The students gathered on stage for a final bow knowing that their diligent efforts made this a successful event and that the results will be a blessing to the young people of East Africa.

Gary E. Antion, ABC Student Affairs

April 21, 2010 - Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Home Office |

7 Comments »

  1. Congratulations!

    That “Good News” inspires me to save items from my annual garage sales to donate for your 2011 annual charity auction.

    I now know why God blessed me to become certified as a K-12 teacher. However, I’m “just a mommy” trying to “potty-train” this summer. Please pray for all “mommies”. Thanks!

    Comment by Karen N. Halvorsen | April 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. The kids were amazing. I had so much fun. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard.

    Comment by Janet Treadway | April 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks Janet! We had a lot of fun as well! The whole class worked very hard to make sure everything went smoothly and that enough money would be raised to help the kids in East Africa.

      Comment by Amanda Hendee | April 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. Great WORK everyone – soon we will be helping the WHOLE WORLD in love, as you have shown, and in GREAT COMPASSION, as you have shown, for our Father’s offspring.

    Comment by dwight stanley stewart | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  4. Keep up the wonderful works you are doing in God’s name. We need to see more of this in our world today and to see the younger folks getting in on it, it is a true Blessing. God Bless you all.

    Comment by Dawn | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  5. Fantastic job done by the ABC students! It was clearly evident that the students all worked wella s a team and all had put alot of effort into making this event a successful one. God clearly blessed their efforts. Well done! Also many thanks to all those that made such generous donations🙂

    Comment by Michelle de Campos | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  6. I thought the students did a great job. We had a blast with the bidding and friends. I have made everyone of the auctions since ABC started and this proved to be one of the best.

    Comment by Dorothy Shoemaker | April 23, 2010 | Reply


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