Thursday, February 02, 2006

Willow Creek Community Church in the News

The Courier has a little blurb on the success of the year end fund drive. 1.8 million was raised, 1.1 million of which will go to fighting global poverty with a special emphasis on the work we began last year in AIDS ravaged Zambia and South Africa. The remaining money will go to Casa de Luz and disaster relief.

The Daily Herald has an article about Casa de Luz.

Latinos now account for about 20 percent of the people living within a 20-minute drive of the South Barrington-based megachurch, and its leaders are taking notice.
About 200 people are expected to attend the services this weekend — most of them from Elgin, Carpentersville and Palatine — but the church predicts that number will grow to more than 800 by the end of the year.

Actually, about 800 showed up this weekend!

The outreach effort started Friday night with a concert by popular Mexican Christian singer Maria del Sol — an old Hermosillo friend — that brought out hundreds.

The number was actually about 3,500! Way to go Casa!

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