NavPress and The Message
are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 "Message Season of
Giving" contest: Marie Crist (Mason, OH); Todd Murray (Newton, NC);
Sanctuary Community Church (Ft. Myers, FL); and Floodwood Assembly of
God (Floodwood, MN).
Sponsored by NavPress and The Message, along with The Munce Group and Munce Group member stores in conjunction with MTL Magazine,
“The Message Season of Giving” was a nationwide campaign to encourage
individuals to nominate a needy person, family, or church to receive an
extra blessing at Christmastime by sharing the nominee's story and why
the nominee deserved to win. The contest was promoted in stores and
online. More than 200 nominations were received.
NavPress contributed a portion of the proceeds from Message
products sold through Munce Group member stores to the Season of
Giving Fund, which was used to award contest winners’ prizes. Shortly
before Christmas, NavPress staffers traveled to surprise the winners
with customized prize packages.
there in person to present gifts to all the winners, who were unaware
of what was happening, was more humbling to us than I think it was to
them," says NavPress Sales Director Eric Helus. "We’d like to thank The
Munce Group and their stores for participating in this with us as it
was one of the most rewarding outreach projects we’ve been a part of at
NavPress. Although we were able to provide a small number of gifts, we
were reminded, and shared with the winners, of what it says in
Philippians 4:19 (from The Message): 'You can be sure that
God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding
even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.' We look forward to
doing this again for years to come!"
Ms. Crist received food, clothing, toys for her grandchildren, Message Bibles, and other NavPress products.
Sanctuary Community Church received contributions
to physical improvements at the church, Message
Bibles, and NavPress products.
and family received help with their living expenses, clothing, food, toys, and home improvement products. They were
also given Message Bibles and NavPress products.
Floodwood Assembly of God Church received
Message Bibles and NavPress products as well contributions to physical improvements at the church.