URBAN PROMISE – RIDE FOR PROMISE: Curtis Carmichael as a youth grew up attending the Urban Promise program and as a teen made the decision to follow Jesus. He has been involved with Urban Promise over the years and now has become a teacher with a desire to serve the marginalize people (children) of Toronto. God gave Curtis the vision to bike across Canada to raise awareness about the ministry of Urban Promise and has set a goal to raise $150,000.00 for the organization in light of Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year. Curtis will be arriving in Barrie on Tuesday July 25th finishing a leg of his journey that will take him from Port Carling to Barrie that day. We have arranged for a speaking opportunity for Curtis at Covenant Christian Reformed Church for 7:30 pm on Tuesday July 25th. We would encourage the members of the congregation at Covenant to come out and hear Curtis’s testimony of his life growing up under the influence of Urban Promise and what it has meant to him. An opportunity will be given to financially support Curtis’s mission of raising funds for Urban Promise at this meeting. You can get more information on Curtis’s ride at: www.urbanpromise.com/ride/ and there is also a tab at this website where you can make donations as well. Urban Promise is a charitable organization so tax receipts will be issued for donations made to the organization.
We are also looking for someone to billet Curtis with the team that he is travelling with. There are 4 men in total that will require a place to sleep for the night on Tuesday July 25th. If you can billet 2 or 4 of the men that would be most helpful. They would arrive for the evening following the meeting at Covenant church and will be up early the next morning looking for breakfast from their billet. If you can help with the billeting then please contact Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink at either firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-737-3135 or in person at church.
We look forward to a great turnout to the meeting. Invitations will be going out to many other individual supporters and supportive churches of Urban Promise in the area. Janelle Jong (nee Kiezebrink) will be contacting these people and churches to invite them to this meeting as well. Please spread the word to support this effort by Curtis to promote and support an organization that does so much for the Kingdom work of God in the marginalized communities in Toronto.
Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink