When I received ROP’s November financials from Mark Knutson, ROP’s Business Administrator, and saw the $72k year-to-date deficit, I remember thinking God would have to do a miracle in order for us to finish the year ‘in the black’ (revenue > expense). Well, He did. It started with $66k from an incredible best Colorado Gives Day (12/5). But even after that great start, we still needed to receive at least another $36k to finish the year with a surplus rather than a deficit. And we did.
I think all donations with a 12/31/17 or earlier postmark have now been received, and I am very pleased and humbled to report that for December 2017 ROP received 210 donations, totaling $122.3k. This significantly exceeds December 2016’s previous record of 190 donations, totaling $83.7k. And it means ROP will finish 2017 with a surplus of $10k to $20k. Absolutely amazing!
We thank God and all those who contributed to this incredibly generous outpouring of support for ROP’s ministry. We humbly receive these gifts as God’s affirmation that ROP is heading in the right direction and pledge to continue to exercise good stewardship over all donations as we seek to provide for basic needs and build God’s Kingdom within our community.
We also see this amazing outpouring of support as a wonderful 10th Anniversary gift :-). Yes, it was almost exactly 10 years ago that ROP was launched by Open Door Ministries and began its ministry on East Colfax as an independent non-profit. A lot has happened and changed over those 10 years, but we are thankful for all God has accompished over the last decade and all the volunteers and donors who have partnered with us in ministry along the way.
We are also Excited, Blessed and Looking forward to the next 10 years of ministry. And you are invited to join us because the truth is, we cannot do it without you!