Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Foster/Adoption Home Fundraiser, Eagle, Colorado

Who would have thought the idea of a little talent show in our sweet church, Grace Fellowship, would morph into a fantastic fundraising event for the Dike family? Pastor Dan Rohlwing was inspired to take that quaint notion and use it to God’s glory. The Dikes have adopted six kids this past year or so, and needed a van big enough to carry their family all together. This was the perfect venue to raise some funds to help with that.

With many hours of volunteering from the members of Grace Fellowship, the evening hosted a silent auction, the talent show, and lots of fun food. The cherry on top, of course, was a spirit filled mini-concert by award-winning Christian artist (and close family friend of the Dikes), Michael W. Smith.

The event was held at Brush Creek Pavilion, in Eagle, Colorado, and had a great turnout from not only our church, but from the local community, who know the Dikes well and love them.

Nancy Kraft spearheaded the food committee and offered walking tacos (the better to peruse all the auction items) and a delicious array of sweet goodies. The silent auction had items ranging from signed books to a week’s vacation in Costa Rica. The talent show featured singers, skits, and family acts, followed by the concert by Michael W. Smith that moved the audience to tears and worship. What an evening!

The proceeds from the fundraiser has reached over $11,500. If you’d like to contribute to the van fund, you can contact: Grace Fellowship and donateJust put the amount, choose the Dike van fund, and click “donate.”
Or go directly to the Dike Family
Second Chance with Saving Grace, Nonprofit website donate page.

Paul, Diane, and all the kids are so thankful for everyone helping them out!
Written by: Debbie Brockett

Picture Credit Debbie Brockett
(Left to right - Dike Children, Michael W. & Debbie Smith, Dr. Diane Dike, Pastor Austin, Missy Kraft & Family, Paul Dike)

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