Ferguson Bible Church

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Ferguson Bible Church

By Ryan Keller Hope4Healing Director

            Hope4Healing is so privileged!  As we seek to help those in need across the state of Iowa, we cannot hope to help those we serve without the assistance of the great partners that seek to serve with us.  We have been taking the time to share with you, the last couple of months, stories about some of our amazing partners.  We have discussed groups like the Dream Team in Waterloo and Family Services of Iowa; and I hope you have taken the time to get to know these partners better and understand the magnitude of the impact we can make by serving together.

Today, I am sharing with you another great partner who seeks daily to find ways to have an impact in their community; and it is showing in some really great ways.  Before I share with you about Ferguson Bible Church, I want to explain briefly what a Hope4Healing partner looks like.  Partners of Hope4Healing do not pay a fee to be a part of the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance network; instead, Hope4Healing and our partners join together to find and/or provide the resources necessary to help those we serve live a better life.  Some partners serve by providing services or resources, some serve by providing encouragement, mentorship, or a shoulder to cry on, and others serve by referring individuals and/or families to Hope4Healing for assistance.

I had the privilege to sit with the congregation this past Sunday at Ferguson Bible Church.  Their pastor is Pastor Darren Young or Pastor Darren as most people like to call him.  It was a time of celebration at Ferguson Bible Church, because it was the Sunday on which Pastor Darren was ordained by the church.  There is a lot I could say about Ferguson Bible Church from their children’s ministry, to their weekly service, to the respect I have for Pastor Darren; but I want to share with you the blessing that this congregation seeks to bring to its community at large.

I have no doubt that Pastor Darren loves his church, neighbors, and has a burden for those who do not know and love the Lord Jesus Christ.  I also have no doubt that the church loves their pastor and seeks to help others.  Recently, Pastor Darren shared with me how the church is working on creating a new vision for how the church will continue to serve the Lord in the future; and a big part of that new vision is to help those in need and to show those who do not attend church that genuine people are in the church’s membership and they invite all to come and see the blessing of having the God of the Bible in their lives.  I am also impressed with the church’s outreach.  They host a meal every year that is open to the public to show their appreciation of the blessings they have received.  Pastor Darren attends a weekly pastor’s prayer meeting where men of God (pastors) get together to pray for their community and to seek how their churches might better share the gospel.  Recently, Ferguson Bible Church took part in an effort to get a Bible into the hands of every household in the Ferguson/Marshalltown areas.  I hope you can see that this church is doing wonderful things to serve as Christ served during His earthly ministry.

So, how does Ferguson Bible Church fit into being a Hope4Healing partner?  Ferguson Bible Church provides the important role of friendship and spiritual/emotional support for people in need in the Ferguson and surrounding area.  They provide encouragement, prayer, a listening ear, and a caring heart to those individuals who contact us looking for help.  The person in need chooses the church with whom they develop a relationship; and Ferguson Bible Church is there to encourage those in need when given the opportunity.  I hope you take some time to get to know Ferguson Bible Church better.  Check out their website or contact them @ 641-478-3318 with any questions; I know Pastor Darren and his congregation would be glad answer any questions and to invite you to be a part of their fellowship.

I hope you can see that serving others doesn’t have to be difficult, and I hope you will consider becoming a partner with us.  To find out more about being a Hope4Healing partner check out our website at www.hope4healingquakerdale.net or email us @ h4hquakerdale@gmail.com.We at Hope4Healing are so privilege to work with awesome groups like the church in Ferguson; please shoot us an email if you would like to find out how you, your church, or organization can partner with us and Ferguson Bible Church to make a difference in lives of people in need.

Thank you, Ryan Keller Hope4Healing Director.

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Creating an Individual Dream Path

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Written by Barb Sanders, Hope4Healing Database Administrator

For the past few months I have been functioning as the resident “resource expert” on the Dream Team at the Eaton Building on Quakerdale’s Waterloo campus.  The Dream Team is part of a larger community building effort based on a model, “Community That Works” developed by Lois Schmidt in Boone, IA.  We named our version “Circles of Attention.” Our purpose is to create a place of radical hospitality where everyone has enough money, friends, and meaning to fulfill their dreams.  We utilize reciprocity which means, the ability to meet needs, wants and offers without the exchange of money”.

The Dream Path is a tool participants use to visualize their life goals and organize the necessary steps to achieve those goals.  On a very large sheet of paper the dreamer creates an image of what their future will be like. This process includes the dream, the goals, where they are now, people to support them, their strengths, the action steps, and a time frame for each step.

 

Dream Team members ask questions, fostering concrete, specific action steps.  They assist the dreamer in completing the actions steps, offer resource information, and most importantly, provide emotional support.  For example, participants looking for work may need help loading their resume on one of the employment sites.  A member of our team can easily help with that task.  If someone needs part time employment or loans to go back to school, I have contacts on the Hope4Healing Network who can help with employment or secure funding to further their education.  Many participants do have the support and encouragement of family or friends.  Dream team members can also fill that void.  The Dream Team consists of organizer Felicia Carter, Rita Kelly, Angela Thronson, and myself.  However, the dreamer can invite anyone they wish to be part of their team.  People are able to accomplish so much more when they have the support of community.

 

We come together as a community each Thursday evening to share a meal, stay connected, and  work to improve our community. This process helps us identify the good things going on in our lives.  Focusing on the positive contributes to healthy connections in our brains.  Please consider joining us.  We have an open door policy.  Everyone is welcome and people can come and go as they want.

 

The Dream Team is a great group in Waterloo that has as its goal to help others.  This is a group Hope4Healing is honored to working with and you could be a part of what they do to help people reach their dreams.  To find out more about the Dream Team, give Hope4Healing a call @ 641-497-5294 or email us @ H4HQuakerdale@gmail.com.  To learn more about great groups and organizations like the Dream Team, signup to receive our newsletter as we continue to highlight other awesome  Hope4Healing partners.

Thank you, Barb.

Horses Aren’t Just for Cowboys and Cowgirls

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Check out what our friends at Family Services of Iowa are doing to bring Hope and Healing to families in Iowa!

By Beth Andrew, LISW; Cheryl Tanis, LISW; and Ryan Keller, BS

           One of the options we love to offer families is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Saying equine assisted psychotherapy can be a mouthful, but it is a valuable tool for individuals and families with whom traditional counseling services are not a good fit. We have seen young children who struggle with paying attention in school, at home, or in any part of their life learn to focus and stay engaged because of their love and respect for the horse they choose to work with during therapy. We have seen families put past hurts to rest because the horses force them to be honest in the communication. Recently, we shared an article with our Facebook followers to provide some excellent insights as to the value EAP brings to families. If you missed it earlier in the month on our Facebook page, click the picture to the right to learn more about the power of horses to assist those who are facing mental health concerns.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the comments we get from individuals and families who have worked with the horses during therapy. We think these comments speak volumes about how EAP has made a difference in their lives.

  • Before working with the horses, Billy would have daily struggles with taking anger out on me and my husband. After only a few sessions, we have not seen any anger outbursts at home. I think the therapy you provide could help my other children as well.”
  • “Working with the horses has allowed me to see how my behavior makes life more difficult for my parents. I was working with a horse the other day that didn’t want to do the activity I was working on with him. I realized this must be how my parents feel when I won’t do my chores or do things with them; instead, I just stay in my room.”
  • “My therapist has been encouraging me to be more calm, yet assertive; instead of getting angry and throwing things. I was scared of the horses at first; but now I know if I am calm and assertive with them, they trust me. My family has learned to be calm and assertive when we disagree; we trust each other more.”
  • “I used to get angry all the time. I would get frustrated with the horses when I couldn’t get them to do what I wanted them to do. I have learned if I can control myself it is easier to control the horses.”
  • “I learned that when working with horses I need to be consistent with them, so they will understand what I want them to do. I realized I am not very consistent with my children. Working with the horses has allowed me to learn how to be a better parent.”

What do you think of horse therapy? What is your favorite testimonial from the list above? Share your comments below; or better yet, share this post on Facebook , like our page, and leave a comment about what you like about EAP. By the way, did you know we get paid the same amount for therapy whether we use the horses or not? We
don’t get paid anything extra to help us provide for the horses and their care. We rely on people like you to help us repay the horses for the benefits they provide in being our partners in therapy. Could you help us out by donating $10.00 or more each month to keep this program available to our families?

Thank you from all of us here at Family Services of Iowa.

The Consequence of Winning the Argument

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By Ryan Keller, Hope4Healing Administrator

 

You know, we live in a very politically charged society today.  I hear individuals talking about how the government should help those in need; and I hear individuals chiding those people believing that the government has no place in human services.  What I don’t hear in these conversations is what each individual person is doing to help those in need.  Some say as a Christian nation we emulate Christ by having the government help those in need; some say that as Christian individuals we are not helping others by encumbering them to a system that provides their every need and takes away their personal freedom.  Again, I am not here to debate the finer points of being a Republican or Democrat, a Conservative or Liberal; it is my job to put my hand to the plow and do the things necessary to help those put in my path.  Despite which side of the argument you might be on above, despite who is right or wrong, at the end of the day what did you do personally to help others?  It is not a question of if, but when.  My fear with these types of arguments is that neither side is doing anything to help others; instead they just continue to be distracted by the fighting or by winning the argument.

In the meantime, Hope4Healing is working with a single mother who has a minimum wage job to support her and her two children and all she needs is a bed for one of her kids.  She has no extra income to buy the bed, how many of us could help?  We see a young child who has been exposed to sexual abuse struggling with night terrors over the fear of the experience, and, all, the child and the family needs is a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.  Who will step forward for this family?  It seems hard to put yourself out there in these types of situations; but that is where Hope4Healing, and our partnering churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals, makes a difference.  We work with a variety of team players to facilitate help for families in need; no one person has to do more than they can do.  You don’t have to be the counselor for that family whose child is dealing with night terrors; you can just be a friend who cares and shows them love and respect.  You don’t have to be the one who helps that mother find a better job or develop skills to obtain a better job, but maybe you have a spare bed frame or mattress you could donate.  I have said it before, but the reality is that each of us has a place in helping others.  Maybe you can’t be the friend, maybe you don’t have a bed frame; but maybe you could spare $10.00 dollars or more each month to help us and our partners help those in need.  Ask yourself these questions.  What have I done lately to help others?  Could I serve my church by serving others? Have I been distracted by being right or arguing with others?  Have I been stuck in the rut of trying to solve the problem so much, I ended up doing nothing?  The needs of this world are too big for one person, one party, and one theoretical or economic position to solve.  I encourage others all the time to realize that we each have a role in life.  We cannot afford to lose sight of our own role, nor can we effectively take on the roles of other people.  Maybe your role is to like and share this post, or to join our newsletter so you can learn and pray for those things we are doing!  Let Hope4Healing and its partners help you find and take part in your own role.

Thank you, Ryan Keller Hope4Healing Director.

P.S.  Leave us a comment below, and tell us what you have been doing to help others, what you think of Hope4Healing, or what you think of the newest post.  We would love to hear from you!

 

A Glimmer of Hope

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By Ryan Keller Hope4Healing Director

 

I enjoy tremendously learning about United States history.  Maybe it is because my ancestors settled here in the United States even before we were the United States.  Although, I do not know exactly their role in the continental army, what battles they engaged in, or the losses they suffered, I do know they fought and faced execution for their choice to defend the hope of a new nation.  Maybe I love U.S. history because of the reality that it shouldn’t be U.S. history; it should be English history.  Please understand, I am not saying that I want it to be English history; what I am saying is that we should not have won the Revolutionary War.  I recently watched a video about General George Washington and the reason he crossed the Delaware River (http://www.mountvernon.org/site/animated-washington/winter-patriots/), and was once again reminded that a worn out, understaffed, under-supplied, inexperienced army should not have been able to defeat the most powerful army on the planet at that time, the British (MountVernon.org).

George Washington had only commanded up to 2,000 soldiers prior to taking command of the Continental Army.  Smallpox was ravaging his military force which consisted of about 4,500 at the time he was to cross the Delaware River the first time; and that army of 4,500 was going up against a more experienced force of about 31,000 British soldiers in New York and New Jersey.  He split his force into three groups to cross the river at three separate points on Christmas night, 1776.  Due to ice, cold, and wind, only Washington’s force of 2,400 made it across the river; the other two forces would be delayed by a day, even Washington ended up 3 hours behind schedule.  He needed a victory to inspire his army, the Continental Congress, and an infant nation seeking to take its first steps.  This victory depended on surprise.  Without victory, many of his men would leave on January 1, 1777, because their enlistment would be finished and they were weary.  They needed a glimmer of hope (MountVernon.org).

Some of you may not enjoy history as much as I do, so thank you for bearing with me.  I will not pretend that what Hope4Healing does is as magnanimous as what those brave soldiers under the leadership of General George Washington did to secure our liberty as a nation.  I only give this example to express what a glimmer of hope can provide to a weary soul.  I read a quote this week that says that, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness” (Desmond Tutu). 
This week we learned from a partner of Hope4Healing that they needed help for a family with three young children being torn apart by drug abuse.  We are seeking to help a young lady who wants to go to college and needs help to develop a spending plan (budget) so she can reach that goal.  We are looking to help a couple who has lost a job, is dealing with a debilitating illness, and doesn’t have a functional means of transportation.  What each one of these individuals need is a glimmer of hope, or to see the light in the darkness.  The light is dim when they first reach out to us; but through the work of our team, churches, human service organization, and individuals, we get to see the light shine brighter.  As Christians we are called to be light; and the churches that help the people in need that we serve certainly are providing that light.

We would like to see you be a part of this team.  For many across Iowa there is no light or at least it is dimly seen.  On January 1, 1777, after the victory at Trenton, General Washington only had $10.00 and a stirring speech to give each man that reenlisted to fight.  It wasn’t what those soldiers deserved, but it served to be the glimmer of hope they needed to fight and eventually win the war (MountVernon.org).  We should take courage, because we have more to offer that our first President did for his men.  We each have time to on behalf of our church, our employer, and our family to help others.  Helping can be as simple as providing friendship, encouragement, and prayer.  Some of us have the ability to give money to help those in need; it doesn’t depend on the amount as much as the glimmer of hope that it provides.  Would you donate below since we are fully dependent on the gifts of others to provide the help we give?  Finally, would you share with others what we are accomplishing at Hope4Healing?  Signup for our newsletter and like our page on Facebook; but don’t stop there.  Share the information you receive with others in person, through social media, and email.  Encourage others to join all of us.  General Washington’s army grew because of the glimmer of hope seen at Trenton; let your actions be that glimmer of hope for others to join us.

Thank you,

Ryan Keller, Hope4Healing Director.

The Good Old Days

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By Ryan Keller Hope4Healing Administrator
Recently, the Hope4Healing team has been approached by various entities to see how we might be able to help them better serve the individuals with whom they interact on a daily basis.  These types of requests excite me, and the Hope4Healing team, because we want to be surrounded by individuals, organizations, churches, and other groups who desire to look outside of themselves and make a difference in the lives of another.  Within the last few weeks, we have been asked to work with a group that helps others pursue and attain a personal dream/goal.  These dreams are attained because the group meets with the individual, helps them identify steps towards accomplishing their dream, and then provides them with mentoring that helps the individual set and accomplish smaller goals toward the achievement of the overall dream.  We have been asked by two different churches to come along side them and figure out how to either start or revision what outreach to the community should look like.  It seems as if the start of 2017 has positioned Hope4Healing into a unique position to not only help individuals but also other non-profits in order to make communities stronger.  Isn’t that exciting?

With growth and change, oftentimes we can feel as if we need to reinvent the wheel; and the challenge of reinventing the wheel can feel at times as if it is insurmountable.  I don’t know about you, but that is when I start to wish for what seems to be a simpler time, the Good Old Days.  We want to remember those times before cell phones, iPads, computers, and social media as easier, simpler, better.  So as I seek to prepare for how Hope4Healing can make a difference in the lives of individuals or organizations, I find it is important to consider a few questions about the Good Old Days.

What is it that I really miss about the Good Old Days?



If I am honest (and willing to show my age a little), I don’t miss having to get up and change the channel to one of three channels on the TV (no remotes), waiting at home for important phones calls (no cells phones), handwriting all of my assignments (and rewriting them if I made a mistake), or using encyclopedias (instead of Google).  What I do miss is relationships with family, friends, co-workers, church members, or a sense of community.  We may talk to more people today, cover more ground, and be around wider groups; but we have taken the relationships of life and tried to streamline them into a convenient little package.  Efficiency is a great thing except when it comes to relationships.  We are often impatient and relationships take time!

How can I regain some of the Good Old Days?

So the issue is that we must retrain ourselves to understand that we need time to make relationships happen.  We can use technology and advancements to help us, but they cannot replace our ability to make and maintain relationships with others.  It is this intentional desire to be in fellowship with others that makes me excited to see business leaders, churches, community groups, and non-profits want to make a difference.  We want to say we are too busy, but many times we are just preoccupied.  In the Good Old Days, neighbors knew each other’s names and talked throughout the week.  Church members didn’t need a program or special occasion to get together during the week.  If you needed a helping hand, it wasn’t too hard to find someone who would take time to be there.

Conclusion

Maybe this is why Hope4Healing continues to grow.  We are seeking to incorporate the good things that technology has brought us, while not forgetting the important lessons from the Good Old Days.  We know that technology does not care for others, but is necessary to speed up our ability to help others.  We know that relationships are the basis for what hurting, confused, or struggling people need to make positive changes and grow.

Remember I said that we get excited when individuals and organizations get involved in the important work of helping others?  We would be very excited to see you be a part of this type of relational change to help individuals, organizations, churches, and communities become stronger.  We each can help in our own way.  Could you talk to you church, employer, or community group about how they might give of their time?  Would you like to find out how you personally could get involved with the changes that are taking place?  Or, would you help equip us to facilitate this type of relational change for those in your own community who need help to change and grow?  We each can give of our time, talents, and/or treasures.  How would you like to invest today?  Contact us @ Hope4HealingQuakerdale@gmail.com or make a donation below.

Thank you,

 

               

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Like Humble Children

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By Ryan Keller  Hope4Healing Administrator

At Hope4Healing, we get asked all the time to share with churches, organizations, and individuals what kind of requests do we get when individuals contact us for help.  This is a very good question, and it can also provide some insight into our own stereotypes or expectations.  We run into individuals who are at their whit’s end when it comes to what they should do to get out of the trial that they are facing.  Often times, we might forget that we have all been there at one time or another, and we begin to think of the most negative personality types we can imagine in forming a picture of those needing help.  Let me help to paint a picture.

Maybe it would be helpful to consider the humility of a child when seeking to follow Christ and show others by our actions who He is (Matt. 18: 2-4).  Hope4Healing received a call from a mother who was very concerned for her two boys.  In the initial request that we received, all we knew was that the mother was looking for a summer camp to which to send her two sons.  To be honest, as an individual who grew up in church and knowing many other Christians who grew up in church, I found this request fairly simple.  I thought that most anyone connected to a church is probably familiar with a summer camp; however, per our protocol at Hope4Healing, we had one of our family centered services specialist reach out to the mother to clarify the need and to determine if the family was already part of a church family.

What was uncovered for us was that this mother was at the end of her rope because of issues of bullying the two boys were facing at school.  This family was not currently a part of a church, but the mother hoped that a church based summer camp would allow her sons to be part of a group of kids their own age where bullying was not an issue.  Through our help the mother both identified a church that she wanted the family to connect with and several summer camps in the area for her sons to go to.  I don’t know why the boys were being bullied, and to be honest it didn’t affect how we are planning to work to help the family.  All we knew is that the family needed our help.

We don’t always hear back from churches or families once our work is done; but we were privileged to hear back about this family.  The boys went to summer camp, the mom and dad paid for them to go, and that would make a very nice sweet story to show you how Hope4Healing makes a difference in the lives of families.  The reality is that the boys still had to go back to school in the fall, and would the summer camps really be enough?  Let’s not forget that the family identified a church to have reach out to them in friendship.  That friendship grew to the point, that the two boys started attending the church’s youth group.  In that youth group, the boys were making friends with kids their own age who also attended school with them.  The two boys didn’t know it, and their new friends in youth group didn’t know it; but those new friendships would be the tools God would use to help them overcome the bullying issues at school.  They were no longer alone at school facing a mountain; they had friends to walk with them, encourage them, and to some degree protect them.  These new friends didn’t know it, but they were reflecting Christ just by being a friend.

This is the reality I hope we all take from this story.  We are helping all kinds of individuals from all walks of life.  What is holding each of us back from helping the families that Hope4Healing serves?  We can serve others with our time, talents, and treasures.  Would you consider helping families like the one from our example with your time, talents, and treasures?

Thank you.

Ryan Keller,

Hope4Healing Administrator

               

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Graduation Day

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By Ryan Keller  Hope4Healing Administrator

 Do you remember the thoughts and feelings that went through your head the day you realized that upon graduation from high school you would face the whole big world on your own?  Your success and failure personally, professionally, and spiritually would now be judged by your actions, work ethic, and aspirations.  It was extremely scary; and yet, excitement filled the air!  In high school, we are naive about the future that stands before us; so our family and friends help us prepare through prayer, gifts, and advice.  It was comforting to know that although no one else could take the steps I was about to take, I had a strong support system to help propel me into the future.

It is ironic that this remembrance of graduation from high school has so many things in common with the realities of today.  It paints an adequate picture of the person in need who contacts Hope4Healing for help each day.  They, too, are scared, excited, and in need of support.  Their family might be there to surround them, friends have done what they can, but it is a time when they need to know the prayer of a church and others for them, they need gifts to stand on their own two feet, and they need the advice that comes from a support community to help them move forward.

What is further ironic about this comparison is that this paints the picture of Hope4Healing, today.  Quakerdale, the organization that started Hope4Healing, has given each and every one of its programs/ministries the opportunity to graduate this year.  Our commencement will take place on June 30, 2017; and our diploma will be received on December 31, 2017.  Hope4Healing has been given the opportunity to stand on its own two feet as an independent entity with the support, advice, and prayers of Quakerdale to see us succeed.  We are excited to move forward, scared of the possibility of failure, and anticipating God’s blessings in the years to come.

Just like a graduate who is looking for strength from friends and family, we at Hope4Healing need your help to move forward.  We need your prayers for wisdom, discernment, and success as we continue to serve those churches helping those in need in every community across Iowa.  If we do not have God’s blessing on this ministry, nothing else matters.  Since August of 2014, we have helped with 675 individual requests for people in need, that is no small achievement; and so we believe that God will continue to bless Hope4Healing in the days to come.  Beyond your prayers would you consider giving a gift of support?  We need to raise $45,000.00 in 2017 in order to move into 2018.  Most would never know, but to keep the database we use up and running, pay employees to help with requests, and the general costs of running an organization, it will take $160,000.00 a year to provide the help we give in making service more accessible to those in need.  If you do the math, that is only $237.00 per request on behalf of a person/family we have helped.  To help us with this year’s goal, we need to find 74 friends who would be willing to contribute $10.00/wk (approximately $45.00/month), 6 churches willing to take up a love offering or put us on their mission’s budget, and one organization/business willing to make a $5,000.00 donation annually.  Would you join us?  There is also one other gift you could give.  Would you donate your time as a volunteer to help us succeed?  Could you help us fund-raise?  Would you be interested in giving a few hours each week to help us research the requests that come in?

I know that this article is different in tone from others Hope4Healing has written in the past, but we are no longer children with mom and dad to take care of us.  We are graduating! Like any other graduate we need your prayers, support, and advice.  Please do not pass over this request, we are growing, changing, and taking a very big step.

Thank you.

Ryan Keller

Hope4Healing Administrator

 

               

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Thank You and Merry Christmas

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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

WesLynn Enterprises – Indianola, Iowa
Home Mutual Insurance Association, Manning, Iowa
Jim & Deb Auen, Carroll, Iowa

Thank you for your support!

On behalf of everyone at Quakerdale and Beaver Hills Country Club …

#qwc2016proam — #MakingADifferenceQ

2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm: Tournament Results

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The official results are in. Below are your 2016 Division Medalists and Tournament Champions

Division Medalists

Professional Division

This year we had just two professional teams competing for participating charities as businesses.

SILVER MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Black Hawk County, Iowa

NAMI, Merry Maids (80)

Teri M (362)
Jessica J (363)
Schae S (364)
William K (365)

GOLD MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network

H4H, SocialMediaSara (114)

SBroers (485)
Beth Ann C (486)
Warren T (487)
Lisa T (488)
(566) Lisa L

Amateur Division

This year three teams competed in the Amateur Division.

SILVER MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network

H4H, Darlene Fitkin (88)

Darlene F (382)
Leah N (383)
Laura L (384)
Danae G (385)

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Supporting the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Ntework

H4H, Jeannette M (108)

Jeannette M (461)
Nicole I (462)
Bob T (464)
Shanquez K (465)

GOLD MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network

Smith’s, Dan & Suzie (100)

AplingtonDan (426)
Andy S (427)
Allen S (428)
Shelby S (429)
(430) RoiJoy
(431) SmithvilleAL
(432) SmittyDale
(562) Jim & Bev S
(563) Sheffi W
(564) Craig J
(565) Dave L
(572) Eiklenborg Salvage
(574) Rick & Deb M

Charity Division

This year 71 teams competed in the Charity Division.

BRONZE MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting the Hope4Healing Resource Assistance Network

H4H, Waterloo RDT (110)

Darren Y (470)
Dave H (471)
Rkeller (472)
Open Slot (504)
(533) Dave S
(535) Kenneth R
(552) Aaron’sMom
(571) Ashley Irene T

SILVER MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting Quakerdale

Quakerdale, Team 5 (70)

Doug H (321)
Jim B (322)
Jess W (323)
Open Slot (513)
(556) Jessica D
(557) Laura I

GOLD MEDALISTS:

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.

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Supporting Tama County Young Guns 4-H Club

TC Young Guns 2 (72)

Joie C (330)
Sherry V (331)
Jaycie (332)
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.

Tournament Champions

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, Missionary Aviation Fellowship Pilot, Shell, Ecuador
Dan Whitehead, Missionary Aviation Fellowship Pilot, Shell, Ecuador

Dan Whitehead, Shell, Ecuador
Raised $300 and shot a 6-under 66

Second Place, and First Runner-Up:
Dave Holm, Senior Regional Development Officer, Quakerdale
Dave Holm, Senior Regional Development Officer, Quakerdale

Dave Holm, Waterloo, Iowa
Raised $350 and shot a 7-under 65

First Place, and 2016 Tournament Champion
Dan Smith, Director of Development, Quakerdale
Dan Smith, Director of Development, Quakerdale

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!

BeaverHillsIcon(150x150)Congratulations, 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic Pro-Am Tournament Champions!

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