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Happy Friday Everyone,

We have sharpened our pencils and used our calculators to come up with the following total for the ARC during the match period. We raised $289,040.82 for the ARC. As I said last week, thank you. It is really cool to see the excitement for this project all around. During the next few weeks, it will be really exciting to head out to the property because you are going to see the walls start to go up. For the first few months of the building project, you have seen dirt move, retention ponds dug, and footings poured. Now you will begin to see the walls and it should be a dramatic difference when you drive by shoe corner. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the building process. There are literally dozens of people who are giving their time to help this project succeed as well as the people who are working on the project. It takes a community to build something like this and it is really cool to see the community come together to make it happen and to see it happen before our eyes. There are so many moving parts to this project and most of it is unseen. However, as we see the money come in, the walls go up, and the work progress; let’s never lose sight of the greater purpose and vision which is to build the hearts and minds of our kids. That work never stops. It takes a community to build the hearts and minds of our students as well. I pray that as the building progresses and the money continues to come in, that we never lose the passion and love for the hearts of God’s children. Thanks for your support and prayers for Illiana and all that we do.

Have a great weekend!

Lance Davids
Vision Director

Lance is a 1995 graduate of Illiana. He is currently the Vision Director and Director of Spiritual Development at Illiana. He and his wife have two daughters who attend Crown Point Christian School. They live in St. John, IN, and are members of Faith Church.
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