So many of you blessed us with your presence at this year's Oasis Dinner, held on May 11th by "sowing seeds of hope" and helping us raise over $60,000! This will help get us through the next few summer months. Over 400 people attended the event which was emceed by Tim Pistoresi. Following a short video, which outlined our ministries and included inspirational testimonies from staff who are graduates of our programs, many of you sowed seeds of hope by making pledges. This year we were pleased and excited to receive more pledges than ever before. With your support and in collaboration with churches, businesses, and many other organization in our community we hope to reach our goal of greatly reducing homelessness in Merced County. In pledging to the work of the Mission YOU PLANTED SEEDS OF HOPE THAT WILL GROW in the lives of men and women as God brings about change in their lives that will transform their future and the future of this community.
While the Oasis Dinner is a one evening a year event, the impact you make through your attendance, your prayers and your continuing contributions are ongoing. Every day through our many programs you are making a difference as men and women hear the good news of the gospel, as they are helped to overcome their addictions and as they find jobs. You are making it possible for people to be reunited with their families and for people to experience what it means to be a child of God. Thank you to everyone involved for your part in making this year's Oasis Dinner a great success!