Giving Tuesday

Dear Friends of BCM,

For me, Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday. As a good Baptist, I love a big meal and I love the time to reconnect with family I don’t see all that often. We all have our different traditions and memories attached to the holidays we celebrate, and some of us are more nostalgic than others. Regardless of the experiences we’ve had at Thanksgiving over the years, one thing is for certain: Thanksgiving is being crowded out as merely the carb-loading meal to prepare us for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. I’ve even heard of the Thanksgiving holiday referred to as “Black Friday Weekend.” It’s awfully sad to experience this beautiful gratitude-centered holiday taking a back seat to what often amounts to blatant self-centered consumerism. “Giving Tuesday” was inaugurated to refocus our attention on others and the needs of the world.

I have had the privilege of leading Baptist Campus Ministry of the High Country through a significant time of transition. One major factor in this time of transition is our financial backing. The Baptist State Convention of NC has been gracious enough to support us with annually decreasing amounts to help us begin raising up funding from outside sources. Some folks might see this as a negative thing. I am really thankful for this situation. Last month we hosted our first ever BCM Fundraising Banquet and raised $10,000 in pledges. Our goal for the end of the year was $20,000 and the Banquet was a major step in the right direction. But even if you’re like me and have a degree in English Literature, you can do the math and see that we still have $10,000 to raise this year. I want to issue a challenge. Help us reach our goal by giving. We believe that every student deserves to see, hear, and experience the gospel and we won’t rest until there’s No Place Left without a gospel presence on our campuses. We cannot do that without your financial support. Will you help us make disciples on the most strategic of all mission fields?
Until there’s No Place Left,

Mike Puckett
Executive Director
BCM of the High Country
To make a tax-deductible pledge, please send checks directly to our office:

BCM of the High Country
143 Appalachian St.
Boone, NC 28607

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