Hello ACS community. Welcome to sunny September!

 At our “TSI: Next Steps” meeting this past May we promised to wrap up the campaign at the end of September and this is still the plan. The following are priorities and points-to-ponder for this month:
First of all some good news. There was progress over the summer and you are due to receive an update! So, (drumroll please) at this point the funds raised and/or pledged, amount to just over $7,500,000!
Thank-you! Although short of the goal, this is still amazing. This is record-setting. YOU are making this possible!
Although we have only a few weeks to go, every gift still matters. If you have not yet made a gift to the campaign, please consider doing so, whether as a one-time gift or over a 5-year pledge.
This all matters because your children are the heroes of this story. They are the ones who will lead our community for the next generation. We are excited to see what’s next on this journey!
Thank-you to all of you who’ve helped the campaign get closer to the goal. It is deeply appreciated. Some of you we’ve been in touch with previously and we’ll be following up. 
Finally, to help us remember who is in control, below is a verse worthy of reflection. All along we’ve had the conviction that God is in this process, is leading the process, and “not we ourselves….”
We humbly lay all of our hopes and dreams before Him and prayerfully ask that He will show us the way at this critical moment. Discussions with members of our community on the design continue.
“Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…”  Psalm 100:3
Please pray for a strong finish to your school’s campaign and direct any questions to tsi@abbotsfordchristian.com
Blessings to you and your families in this new season and school year!

Rick Thiessen & Amy VanBelle
This Square Inch Campaign Co-Chairs