Wow! Our Good Shepherd family has faithfully responded to the call and we have raised nearly $35,000 of our $40,000 goal. Thank you! That means that there are still a few animals that have not made it on to the ark. Of course, this fundraiser isn’t really about animals on the ark; it is about our congregation having the financial tools necessary to carry out the mission that God has set forth for us. Whether it is children singing and learning God’s Word, community members using our building as a place of worship and gathering, or sitting quietly in a pew as the Spirit fills you with peace and joy, God has a plan for our congregation. Thank you to everyone who prayerfully considered how they can contribute to this effort. There is still time to participate, if you would like to contribute simply note 40 Days on your gift and it will be added to the total. It takes many resources – gifts of time, talent and treasure – for us to carry out God’s plan. What is God calling YOU to do?