2016 Annual Appeal
Year- End Appeal
As we close another year of life-transforming ministry, we want to thank you for helping to bring “good news and great joy” to the thousands who come each year to this very special place. While we will never know all the lives that were touched and changed by the Lord, we continue to be thankful for how many people God brings to Tuscarora to be renewed, refreshed and changed by Him. We consider it a privilege to serve Christ together and are grateful for your loyalty as guests and volunteers, for your generous gifts, and your faithful prayers - all which contribute to the ongoing ministry of Tuscarora.
One ministry event growing in popularity is our Couples Retreat held the third weekend in March. Countless couples have expressed the need to reconnect and work through some of the challenging aspects of marriage. This event creates an opportunity for couples to step away from the pace and pressures of everyday life and enjoy time together.
There is no doubt that God changes lives through the ministry of Tuscarora. Some of my most meaningful conversations are with guests like Greg and Julie who share how God has restored broken relationships and renewed struggling marriages. Parents tell of children who experience a personal relationship with Jesus for the first time at Junior Week and of students whose faith is challenged and deepened at Teen Week.
In our times of change and uncertainty, we assure you that Tuscarora will always be built on a commitment to God’s Word and the empowering work of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. In the coming years ahead, our vision is for God to use this ministry to impact lives with the hope that faith in Jesus brings. We can only do this with your generous and faithful support.
This year we began several capital restoration projects including installing new bathrooms in the Olav B. Olsen Activity Center and constructing a new game room. The Cottages received a face-lift and we began the process of upgrading the guest room furnishings in Riverside Manor. These projects are just the beginning of the upgrades and improvements in our capital restoration plans.
Will you help us secure the future of the ministry of Tuscarora by giving to our 2017 Capital Restoration Projects? In addition to the work in the guest rooms we will complete Phase I of the Olav B. Olsen Activity Center renovation and begin the new patio area outside the dining room. Your tax-deductible gift is vital to this ministry and will secure the future of our campus to serve the needs of our guests for years to come.
There are many ways to support this ministry. Some of you have become a “Friend of Tuscarora”, our monthly partnership program. For members of Thrivent, both Choice Dollars and Action Teams are significant ways to advance our mission. Others have included Tuscarora in estate planning. Please contact me if you want to learn more about these important ways to support the work God does at Tuscarora, or to learn more about practical ways to get involved as an onsite volunteer.
We deeply appreciate your partnership in giving and greatly value your prayers and visits as we look to the future of life-changing ministry in 2017. On behalf of the staff and board of Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
In His service and for His glory,
P.S. Did you know there are tax benefits for donating all or a portion of the Required Minimum Distribution to a qualified charity? The RMD portion donated directly will not count as taxable income. Contact your tax advisor for more information about this opportunity.