It is a brand new (fiscal) year for us here at GCHope and with a new year comes a number of changes; the most significant of those changes is that our Founder, John Ditty, is stepping down as CEO of Giving Children Hope, a position he has held for the past 19 years. My name is Sean Lawrence and I will be serving as the Executive Director here at GCHope. I have been a part of the team here at GCHope for the past two years as the Non-Profit Partner Manager where I have been responsible for our international projects. We at GCHope are so grateful for the vision, direction and legacy that John provided us and his voice will continue to be a support as he serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors.
It is my privilege to follow in his footsteps as the leader of GCHope. I want all of our partners in the community, nationally and internationally to know that my focus in this next season will be to preserve our organizational values as we seek to follow God’s heart in serving the world’s poor and alleviating suffering through our resources and programs.
In the midst of this transition, we have been struggling financially through a tough quarter at GCHope. While we continue to serve through our programs at the same capacity, our revenue over the last four months has not reached our budget goals.
I want to ask for your prayers for myself and for the organization as we step out in faith into this new chapter at GCHope. I know that I am here and that GCHope has been able to serve so many over the years only because of the Grace of our God. Please pray that I will be a servant-leader, equipping, encouraging and empowering the staff at GCHope to grow the impact of the organization in relevant and meaningful ways. Pray also for John and the Board of Directors as they guide GCHope into this next phase. In addition, we would humbly ask you to pray that God will provide for the financial needs of the organization.
If you would like to partner with us in other ways, please consider serving as a volunteer or giving as a donor.
Serving Him Together,
Giving Children Hope
8332 Commonwealth Ave
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 523-4454 www.gchope.org