Thank you so much for your loving support! We successfully held three fundraising dinners with 421 guests in attendance to celebrate God’s amazing work among children with disabilities in China. Planning and preparing for such an event is not easy as there are many little details we need to be aware and to take care of. Although, we have only 5 staff in our office, we had more than 80 brothers and sisters in Christ volunteering from different churches. They served in various capacities: fundraising, designing the layout of the venue, controlling audio-visual equipment, photocopying of documents, arranging food, hosting table guests, designing the main program, being a MC, translating, etc. Without all the efforts and diligent service from our volunteers, we wouldn’t have had the successful dinners. Rainbow Missions (RM) really appreciates all their sacrifices and involvement. Are you curious who the volunteers are and why they were willing to sacrifice their personal time to join our volunteer teams?
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Catherine is one of RM’s volunteers, a student sponsor, and a member of our fundraising committee. She has been a short-term service team member three times and served in the technical team a couple of years ago. Here is a short interview with her:
I: How and when did you know about Rainbow Missions?
C: I learned about Rainbow Missions at my church in 2006. One of the co-founders and I attend the same church. Another friend invited me to join RM’s short-term service trip in December 2007. That was my first RM STST trip.
I: What motivated you to serve RM as a volunteer during the fundraising dinner?
C: I am taking a sabbatical year in 2017 and was exploring different volunteer options. I had already participated in the RM STST trip in March/April 2017. Then, I was invited to join the RM fundraising team. I have attended most of RM’s fundraising dinners, but now would like to understand the work “behind the scenes.”
I: What were your responsibilities during this fundraising dinner?
C: I helped in various capacities—managing guest registrations; sending email reminders to VIPs, table sponsors, and table hosts; drawing the event floor plan; and counting the donations.
I: Is there an area(s) you would like to be more involved in such as joining another service trip, sponsoring another child, providing office support, etc? Why?
C: I am still planning and praying about my serving options.
I: What was the most touching part?
C: Many brothers and sisters in Christ gave their personal time and resources to make these events successful. We experienced God’s blessings and mercies in all aspects. For example– finding an excellent venue for the English dinner, having a professional chef volunteer to cook for the Mandarin dinner, filling the tables with guests at the last minute, God providing 3 airport passes to see Mary off at the gate, etc.
We all possess different gifts, talents, professional skills, and resources. We at Rainbow Missions welcome you to use these to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in China. You are welcome to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain more information. If you wish to join our volunteer teams or other positions, contact Kery Wong, or call (206) 734-7000.
Brief info: Rainbow Missions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization registered in Seattle, USA. Rainbow Missions centers in Christ’s love, serving disabled children and their families in China. Our website is: www.therainbows.org.
I: Catherine 妳好，請問妳是怎樣和何時認識彩虹工程的?
C: 2006年我在教會認識了彩虹工程。 他們其中一位創辦人是與我參加同一間教會的。到了2007年12月，另一位朋友邀請我參與短期服務隊，於是我第一次參加了彩虹工程的短期服務隊。
簡介: 彩虹工程是依據非牟利機構組織法501(c)(3) 在美國西雅圖註冊的慈善機構。彩虹工程以基督的愛為中心，服務中國殘障兒童及家庭。歡迎瀏覽網址: www.therainbows.org。