2016 Giving Challenge: A “Bright Sun-Shiny Day”


For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,  I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:15-16


What a "Bright Sun-Shiny Day!"

We are blown away by the incredible heart and generosity displayed
through the 2016 Giving Challenge! 
God's provision and His people working together--there is nothing quite like it! 
PRAISE GOD & thank YOU!!!


We feel so blessed to report that thanks to over 460 donor gifts, our preliminary gift total, including match money, is over $123,500!

We appreciate all of your shares, generosity, love, and support! 
Together, we are Serving Christ by Serving His Missionaries and bettering life for millions!

  "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

(James 1:17)




Ending Leaderboard

Total dollars raised for local non profits: $13,386,909

Total Gifts: 63,567


Gifts made in memory of…

Dad and Mom Speer

Jesse Shreve, missionary to Haiti

Keith Starkey

Scott Martinage

Aimee Lynn Dunn

William W. Brooks

Harriet Newkirk

Bill Baird

Don Rowe

Iller Waldon

Joseph Gartley

dave v.

Lois J. Backus

Jan Christian Larson

Pere Jean Elie Charles

Mary Cruthers

Ben James

Dietmar Frederick Tuerk

George & Myrtle Davidson

Guy & Boonie Hunt

Lois Van Dyke

Keith Starkey

Dorothy Smith

James T. Grabowski Sr.

My sister, Kathy Lyman

Ernest and Katie Fischer

Fred, my husband

Dan Novak

Gabriel Dale

Gifts made in honor of…

Clara Starkey

The missionary families served by Agape Flights

Gladys Mungo

Maury Leman

Josie Quinlan Gemperline

Phyllis Newby, Missionary in Saintard, Haiti

Frank Craver

Herbert Peak Jr

Evelyn Peak a.ka. Grammy

Art McAninch

Englewood United Methodist Church

Allen Speer for his inspiration

Jesus Christ

Jayden, Mikey & Kaylie


Joan Cain

Grandpa Curtis Terry

Our son Greg Haman…Chief Mechanic at Agape Flights

Mitch & Debbie Martinez

Greg Haman

Allen & Jennifer Speer


Carole Leman

Caleb and Olga Lapp

Evangel Judson Riggs

Allen Speer

Rod and Janet Aldrich

THANK YOU to our local foundations & organizations that made the 2016 Giving Challenge possible!

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.