On May 14 and 15th, BWP hosted its very first fundraiser /community event, "Hope for Hurting Hearts".
The weekend started with a morning service at the First Christian Church in Paradise, CA. Missionary pilot, David Gates was the featured speaker followed with uplifting music selections by Sandra Entermann and Neville Peter. The service was spirit filled and captivated the listeners with inspiring mission stories how God blesses His people who lay all on the altar by faith for Him. It gave a real morale boost for the fundraiser event that evening and the next.
Though we were prepared for a larger attendance, the Lord blessed us with approximately 650 capping off the event with literature distribution and blessing the people with light refreshments and dessert. Further, the Lord gave opportunity to minister to the hurting, also by providing materials by the various ministries represented.
Despite the many blessings, we had some serious challenges and attacks from the enemy, including health issues. Yet, through it all the Lord brought us a victory bringing those who were meant to be in attendance.
Lives were touched and changed through the ministry of music and powerful messages presented. For some we believe it was life changing.
The event was not just to focus on Brianna's life and legacy, but to impact positively the community with a message of hope in a troubled world. Weeks after the event we still had people expressing gratitude for us having this event.
The amount BWP received from the event approximated $8,000.