National Finance Project
Each year Christian Women Connection sponsors a National Finance Project. This project is one way that women from around the country can join our resources together to meet a real need in our world. The 2017 National Finance Project is the Place of Promise in Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
What is the Place of Promise?
The Place of Promise is a long-term ministry project of the Wounded Knee Church of God, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, to build an indoor gym on the property of the church. This gym will serve as a youth and community center.
Why is it important?
The purpose is to build a youth and community center on the property of the church. Wounded Knee is a small, rural village located in the heart of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is one of the poorest places in the United States. The statistics read as if it is located in a developing country rather than in the middle of one the richest countries in the world. A youth and community center is a huge need for the isolated and impoverished community of Wounded Knee.
The single purpose of the Place of Promise is to build a building that would be sufficient, but the true purpose of the overall project is to extend the love and hope of God to a healing community. The Place of Promise facility is just the access point to draw people into the loving arms of Christ and into the warm embrace of the family of God who worships at the Wounded Knee Church of God. God is preparing the way for this facility to be the catalyst for change that the Wounded Knee community needs. When completed it will be a place for people to experience the grace extended to humanity through Christ Jesus as well as the love that God has for us.
How can my Christian Women Connection group help?
Make the 2017 National Finance Project: The Place of Promise a budget item in your local and state groups. Order brochures from the Annual Planning Guide and share the information with your women and your churches. Hold a fundraising dinner or special event to raise money for the Place of Promise. Most importantly, commit to praying for the Place of Promise!