April 14, 2013 — The annual Ambassador Bible Center charity auction was held on Sunday evening, April 14. Our program raised money for LifeNets for the drilling of a borehole in Isoka, Zambia. This borehole will not only help the members that lived there, but also help the entire community get more localized water. The event raised $6,967 for the project.
The theme of the entertainment for the night was “TV Land,” and we framed the stage at the home office to make it look like a gigantic cardboard television. Every moment had the audience in an uproar of laughter with skits that took cues from everything from Abbott and Costello to the Bible! In one instance a ping-pong tournament sent balls flying into the audience through our amazing 3D effects, and in another the sweet voices of a group of students serenaded the smiling audience. Everybody was captivated by the show, and we had them at the first laugh.
The live auction took place between the skits, and our class president, Aaron Creech, served as auctioneer. Sometimes he spoke so fast he confused himself. As the delicacies and baked goods donated by the congregation were walked down the aisles, so went up the paddles. Not a second was spared except by a few breaths taken by Aaron as he excitedly shouted “Sold!” By the time the final dessert was auctioned to the generous brethren in attendance, the $6,967 we raised will almost entirely pay for the borehole for those whose lives will be made so much better because of it.
As the night came to a close, the ABC class still had one act up their sleeves as a final farewell. With an upbeat swing dance, the class danced around the room, leaving the crowd only wanting more. Applause and cheers went out for the class and each took their bows and blew their kisses. Stay tuned for more charity auction fun, and maybe next time you can be a part of it too.
by Derrick Slocum
PS: Wilson Nkhoma, in Zambia responded with this note after the fundraiser:
“The borehole project is URGENTLY needed in the Kalukanya area. During our last visit there we failed to baptize anyone because the well was then dry and there was no water nearby except at a stream about 12 km away! And there was only a beaten track….not meant for vehicles. It was late November and water was a problem. The new borehole will serve about 500 people! All the villagers would benefit.”