On Saturday 20 May we were blessed to celebrate with over 320 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 invested in the thousands of young lives that LYQ will impact in the year ahead.
It was an inspiring night with great speakers who shared from the heart and a generous audience who helped to raise over $51,000 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, Sean Conry, Pastoral Care Manager for Calvary Hospitals in Hobart, who had the audience on the edge of their seats as he shared three powerful stories from his life. Sean highlighted how special LYQ's ministry is because we care about every young person individually and introduce them to a God who carries them in the palm of His hand as they journey through life.
The audience also enjoyed hearing from young Josh Spyropoulos who shared his recent experience of leading on Kids Camp as a Junior Leader and the privilege of being able to disciple younger campers. We were also blessed to to hear from Molly Harris who shared so eloquently about her experience on LYQ's Momentum leadership camp during her time as Vice-Captain at Genesis Christian College. Molly's experience on Momentum positvely impacted her faith and development as a young Christian leader.
The LYQ team were inspired and humbled by the generosity of everyone involved with the Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2017. We can't wait to see how God uses the funds raised to impact young lives in the year ahead!
A special thanks to Ellerfield Financial Planning and Accounting in partnership with Westpac, Peter Grant Orthodontist, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Wine Press, Signature Projects, Christian Supply Chain Buying Group, Rowland, Elevation Architecture and North Coast Foods. Thank you for your incredible contribution and partnership.
We’re already looking ahead to next year’s dinner and we're 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.