INVEST IN OUR MISSION … to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in someone’s life!
Hope4Healing is a ministry that has always been aimed at being an extension of the local church in order to bring help, hope, and healing to those in need. It is designed to provide the church with its own resource base whereby the church in good times and bad can minister unto anyone, even when the church does not know which way to turn or where to find help. Hope4Healing will find the resources!
This means that Hope4Healing assists the church by developing effective relationships …
EXPLORE THE WAYS YOU CAN ‘JOIN OUR TEAM’ … at Hope4Healing or one of our partnering churches … and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in someone’s life!
AS A Prayer Partner — Stay informed by subscribing to our eNewsletter and then ask God daily, weekly, or monthly to use our staff and volunteers to accomplish His purposes in the lives of those we serve.
AS A Volunteer — use your time and talents to join our team as together we make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Hope4Healing provides resource assistance for individuals across the state of Iowa. We also support local communities with activities that promote growth such as parent cafe’s, youth camps, and tax assistance through our Vita Program in Waterloo. We also continue to look for new opportunities to help families and individuals.
Many times when describing Hope4Healing, I think it comes across more as a program or extra work instead of the opportunity that it represents. My fellow Hope4Healing team members and I come from some very different backgrounds but have two things that draw us together: a love for God, and a desire to help others! My path to where I am now is probably no different than many of your own paths. I grew up on a small farm in Iowa in a Christian home. I was competitive in my youth; playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. At that time I didn’t think much about those around me, but living on a farm I spent more time with family and livestock than I did in the community.
Quakerdale is making some structural changes, and with those changes comes the transition of Hope4Healing into its own nonprofit organization by January 1, 2018. I am writing this letter to share with you, as one of our Hope4Healing partners, the changes that are taking place. The word change seems like a scary word most of the time, but not all change is bad. We do ask for your thoughts and prayers as we make this transition while continuing to serve those in need across Iowa. We look forward to carrying on both the vision of Quakerdale rooted in its 160+ year history, and our mission to help individuals and families find “… the resources they need to live life to its fullest!”
It is normal for most people to consider during times of transition what has brought them to this point, and how they can use the lessons of the past to make transitions proceed more smoothly. That is why we want to share with you what your investments of time, talents, and treasure towards Hope4Healing have accomplished over the past 3 years:
“I can’t imagine doing ministry without Hope4Healing. I am the pastor of a small rural church, and Hope4Healing helps us care for others when normally we would have had no options to help them.” Pastor, April 2017
“I appreciate the help in getting my finances in order. The Hope4Healing process has helped me to pursue college in the fall.” Person in Need, April 2017
“I like that I have help in identifying resources. I love the fact that I have a single contact person.” Pastor, March 7, 2017
“Notifications of people in need are timely and much appreciated.” Church Financial Counselor, March 2, 2017.
“I contacted Hope4Healing for summer camps for my two boys who were being bullied at school. The church that reached out to us as a friendship support partner has a youth group that my boys are now a part of. They now have church friends at school and are not having to deal with the bullies any more!” Person in Need, June 2016.
Since August of 2014, Hope4Healing has been privileged to assist nearly 400 persons in need with over 700 requests for help. For each of these requests, we have seen the partnership of Hope4Healing, community resources, and churches working together to make an impact in the lives of individuals and families with nowhere else to turn. These partnerships will continue to provide greater access to services for those who really need them.
This blog serves to share with you, as one of our partners, about the transition of Hope4Healing to becoming its own non-profit organization. We also want to invite you to receive our most up-to-date information by SUBSCRIBING to our newsletter.
We appreciate the relationship we have developed with you as a partner. Please fill out the attached card and mailing it TODAY. Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and prayers.
Serving as Christ Serves,
Ryan Keller – Executive Director
Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network
This year we were blessed to have three people step up and underwrite the registration cost for charities and their teams to participate in the 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm year-end fundraiser.
Our 2016 Day Sponsors
Thank you for your support!
On behalf of everyone at Quakerdale and Beaver Hills Country Club …
This year we had just two professional teams competing for participating charities as businesses.
Our Silver Medalist Team had 4 participants, shot an even Par 288, had 4 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, and had 4 participants subscribe to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Black Hawk County Newsletter, for a total of 800 Tournament Points.
Teri M (362)
Jessica J (363)
Schae S (364)
William K (365)
Our Gold Medalist Team had 5 participants, shot an even Par 288, had 4 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, and had 5 participants subscribe to the Hope4Healing Newsletter, for a total of 975 Tournament Points.
Beth Ann C (486)
Warren T (487)
Lisa T (488)
(566) Lisa L
This year three teams competed in the Amateur Division.
Two teams tied for second place in this division. Both Medalist Teams had 4 participants, shot an even Par 288, had 4 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, and had 4 participants subscribe to the Hope4Healing Newsletter, for a total of 800 Tournament Points.
A coin toss at the Awards Dessert will determine Bronze and Silver Medalists.
H4H, Darlene Fitkin (88)
Darlene F (382)
Leah N (383)
Laura L (384)
Danae G (385)
H4H, Jeannette M (108)
Jeannette M (461)
Nicole I (462)
Bob T (464)
Shanquez K (465)
Our Gold Medalist Team had 13 participants, shot a 9 under-Par 279, had 7 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, had 12 participants subscribe to the Hope4Healing Newsletter, and raised $459.00, for a total of 3,734 Tournament Points.
Smith’s, Dan & Suzie (100)
Andy S (427)
Allen S (428)
Shelby S (429)
(562) Jim & Bev S
(563) Sheffi W
(564) Craig J
(565) Dave L
(572) Eiklenborg Salvage
(574) Rick & Deb M
This year 71 teams competed in the Charity Division.
Our Bronze Medalist Team had 8 participants, shot a 7 under-Par 281, had 5 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, had 6 participants subscribe to the Hope4Healing Newsletter, and raised $371.00, for a total of 2,446 Tournament Points.
H4H, Waterloo RDT (110)
Darren Y (470)
Dave H (471)
Open Slot (504)
(533) Dave S
(535) Kenneth R
(571) Ashley Irene T
Our Silver Medalist Team had 6 participants, shot a 11 under-Par 277, had 3 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, had 3 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Newsletter, and raised $554.00, for a total of 2,554 Tournament Points.
Quakerdale, Team 5 (70)
Doug H (321)
Jim B (322)
Jess W (323)
Open Slot (513)
(556) Jessica D
(557) Laura I
Our Gold Medalist Team had 10 participants, shot a 6 under-Par 282, had 4 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Winter Classic Newsletter, had 10 participants subscribe to the Quakerdale Newsletter, and raised $331.00, for a total of 2,781 Tournament Points.
TC Young Guns 2 (72)
Joie C (330)
Sherry V (331)
Tyler C (333)
(536) Lu Ann S
(523) Nancy S
(525) Amy W
(534) Diana T
(537) Steve V
(522) Linda D
Congratulations to all our division medalists. We hope to see you at the Awards Desert to receive your medals.
Of the 363 people who participated in the 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, 286 qualified to compete for Tournament Champion and started out with an even-Par 72 golf score. Of those who qualified, 39 were able to raise $50 or more to provide themselves the opportunity to reduce strokes on holes of their choice, and thus improve their golf score. Here’s how the top 39 ‘golfers’ finished:
24 players raised the minimum of $50 and were able to lower their score to a 1-under 71 and a tie for 16th place.
Six players raised at least $100 and were able to lower their score to a 2-under 70, tying for 10th place.
Three players raised $150 or more, lowered their score to a 3-under 69, and finished in 7th place.
Two players, Doug H (323) and RTalbot (325), both raised $200, lowered their score to a 4-under 68, and tied for 5th place.
Jim B (322) raised $250, lowered his score to a 5-under 67, and finished in 4th place.
This Year’s Trophy Winners are:
Third Place, and Second Runner-Up:
Dan Whitehead, Shell, Ecuador
Raised $300 and shot a 6-under 66
Second Place, and First Runner-Up:
Dave Holm, Waterloo, Iowa
Raised $350 and shot a 7-under 65
First Place, and 2016 Tournament Champion
Dan Smith, Aplington, Iowa
Raised $450 and shot a 9-under 63
We hope to see our Tournament Champions at the Award Desert so we can present them their trophies in person. I’m not sure how that will work for Dan Whitehead. He might have to make arrangements to have someone accept on his behalf. Even though he is a pilot, the 3,165 mile one-way flight might be a little too much! If you would like to see the official 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm Tournament Champion Leaderboard — CLICK HERE!
Conceived in 2015, the event is designed to help expand awareness, increase online email subscriptions, and invite people to join their work as a volunteer, donor, or legacy supporter (leaving a legacy through a planned gift). The 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic results for Quakerdale alone included an increase of 23 time in web traffic, more than 392,000 impressions on 71,000 plus Twitter accounts, nearly doubled their online subscriptions, and had 161 participants (100 from Iowa, 60 from the US, and one international).
“This year is lining up to be something really special” said Dan Smith, tournament director. “We cannot thank Beaver Hills Country Club enough for stepping up and hosting this year’s event. I’m excited to see what God is going to do through this virtual golf tournament to position some awesome charities to do amazing work in 2017.” The event is open to the public. If you would like to support one of these charities, you can contact them using the information provided below their listing.
To learn more about the 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, follow this link:
This year we are inviting over 50 charities to join us. Collectively, our goal is to raise $1,000,000. Live play begins Monday, December 5 and concludes Tuesday, December 13. Our Results Celebration will broadcast live from Beaver Hills at 7:00 PM on December 15. We cannot wait to hear the stories of the impact this event will mean to so many awesome charities.