Greetings Global Bazaar Supporters:
I hope this note finds you coming off a time of reflection and celebration following the Christmas holiday and that you are deeply reminded of the gift of Jesus to us from our Father. What hope we have in Him!
As 2015 comes to a close, we are thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness at Global Bazaar. It’s been another good year of grassroots efforts proclaiming the redemptive and restorative work of Christ while also providing a market and mouthpiece for our Ministry Partners who work with vulnerable individuals across the globe.
We celebrate the addition of two new Ministry Partners this year: Suti Sana, based in Bolivia, and an undisclosed organization that is operating in a region hostile to Christian entities and organizations. We are grateful for the frontline work of our six ministry partners. We are also thankful that we can come alongside them by not only selling the products produced by artisans but also telling the stories of these communities so focused on Kingdom change.
This year, in addition to our gross sales of products, we also had the opportunity to donate 10% (over $1,000) of our 2014 annual sales. Typically, a different Ministry Partner is chosen each year to be the recipient of this donation. This year, we split the donation between two different ministries. Suti Sana was our Ministry Partner selected for 2015; the other portion of the donation was put towards providing some of our products to One Heart Dayton, a ministry located in the Dayton, Ohio area that seeks to reach out to women in the adult entertainment industry.
As we prepare to step into 2016, we ask that you pray for wisdom, discernment, and favor as we continue to proclaim the salvation and justice of Jesus in this generation. We plan to continue to sell products in our Home Experience venues and at special events (i.e. women’s retreats, missions conventions, and craft markets/fairs). Let us know if you’d like for us to have an event in your area!
We also want to invite you to support us financially. Our goal is to raise $1,200 as we head into the early months of 2016. Over 90% of every dollar given, whether in sales or direct donations, goes back into ministry activity. You can make a donation online at: https://theglobalbazaar.wordpress.com/donate/. Check donations can be mailed to the address provided below. Global Bazaar is a registered 501 (c ) 3 organization, and so all donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your continued support. We greatly appreciate your heart for the Kingdom of Jesus!
Blessings in Jesus’ Name,
Jessica Zerkle, Executive Director
Global Bazaar Inc.
1514 N Washington Ave.
Danville, IL 61832