President Zavodny – A Time of Giving and Reflection

 

Mission President John Zavodny

Friends of the Mission,

To me, November has always been a time of giving and reflection. This year even more so with the recent passing of my mother. Mom was never more proud then when I became Mission president. She just loved following the adventures of the Sunbeam and our EdGE kids on social media.

Mom would have loved the newest edition of the Mission Bulletin. It’s just full of amazing Mission kids: the littles, the middles, and the bigs. We’re calling it the Education Issue, because it puts all of our education programs into larger social context and outlines how our education programs might serve in the future.

Speaking of the printed page, letters will be in the mail shortly inviting you to participate in this year’s annual fund. We recently named it the “Mission Fund,” as a constant reminder of exactly why we’re engaged in this work. Thank you for considering a gift as we work to fully fund current programs and secure the Mission’s future as well.

To honor those of you who have included the Mission in your estate planning, we are also announcing the creation of the “Hope Society.” Hope Society membership is simple: if you have included the Mission in your legacy planning, you are a member. As simple as that. Please do let us know if you choose to honor the Mission in this way so we can properly honor you.

This Thanksgiving season I’m grateful that, in her last months, my Mom was able to know and love the Mission. I am most grateful for your kind thoughts, prayers, and gifts to the Mission in her honor, and for your ongoing support of the important work of the Maine Seacoast Mission.

From the littles, the middles, and the bigs we help educate to the “kids” of all ages gathered around a community meal downeast or on the islands, the Mission community has much to be thankful for.

For the Mission!