On Saturday 14 May we were blessed to celebrate with over 300 people at our Brisbane Appeal Dinner at Hillstone, St Lucia. Together we celebrated all that God is doing through this ministry that we love and we also generously invested in growing the legacy of this ministry which impacts thousands of young lives every year.
It was an inspiring night with great speakers who shared from the heart and a generous audience who helped to raise $44,071 to grow an important ministry that is changing young lives in Queensland. The Brisbane Appeal Dinner has grown since its inception in 2009 to become a highlight in the social calendar of the Lutheran Church in Queensland.
A highlight of the night was our main speaker, Jodie Hoff, Principal of LORDS Lutheran College, who had the audience in stiches as she reflected on the wisdom that 'you can only be what you can see'. Jodie encouraged us to reflect on the people who had invested and discipled us and then challenged us to consider who we should be investing in.
Another wonderful highlight was listening to Hannah Fuller's LYQ story. Hannah's been blessed by the ministry of LYQ over the last eight years as a camper, a leader and now participating in our new Luminate Gap Year program. Hannah shared with the audience how LYQ's ministry has helped to shape her faith and the faith of her peers and helped her to become who she is today. We were also blessed to to hear from Coriena Wain, year 12 Faith Captain at Grace Lutheran College, who shared how LYQ camps fostered her faith and led to her baptism in December last year.
Our team were left feeling incredibly blessed by the generosity of everyone who supported us through prayer, giving on the night and especially our wonderful corporate sponsors and auction item donors. We feel very humbled by the way God continues to bless our ministry through these beautiful people!
A special thanks to Ellerfield Financial Planning and Accounting in partnership with Westpac, Peter Grant Orthodontist, Core Architecture, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Wine Press, Signature Projects, Christian Supply Chain Buying Group, Rowland and North Coast Foods. Thank you for your incredible contribution and partnership.
We’re already looking ahead to next year’s dinner and we are very excited to announce that Ellerfield Financial Planning and Accounting have already confirmed as major sponsors. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for details about next year's venue and date.