The 2020 Silent Auction to Support Our Kenyan Partners
Every year, BPC hosts an auction of goods and services provided by the members of the church to help support our ministries in Kenya (see below). This year is no different, even during a pandemic! The auction is 100 percent online, so it’s safe and easy, and it runs 10 days: October 16-26. This year, the auction includes delicious treats, floral arrangements, babysitting, a photo shoot, gorgeous crafts and much more.
Here’s how it works:
(1) Use this link to reach our Kibwezi Auction: Once there, click on the green “View All Items” button and you will be able to browse the selections.
(2) If you would like to participate by placing a bid, you will need to create an account (username & password of your choice). Once you have done that, Auctions32 will send you a confirmation email. Open that email and confirm your account and you are good to go. If you have any trouble setting this up, please email the team at KibweziAuctionbpc@gmail.com for assistance.
(3) Bidders can watch the site, and winning bidders will be notified by email, which will include detailed payment instructions. Also, we will put you in contact with respective donors to facilitate mutually agreeable delivery options, if applicable. Payments can be made through the BPC Engage system or by mailing a check to BPC directly with “Kibwezi Auction” in the memo line.
(4) If you would prefer to make a flat monetary donation instead of bidding on any of the items, you have options:
(a) Using the auction site: choose the “Your Donation, Matched” item within the auction. This “item” is from a generous donor who is matching any donations that are made up to a cumulative maximum of $1,000.00, OR,
(b) Without using the auction site: make a donation via the church website: www.burkepreschurch.org, click on the “Giving” tab at the top, scroll to the “Kibwezi Ministries” section and click on the green “Donate Now” button, or mail a check made payable to Burke Presbyterian Church to 5690 Oak Leather Dr., Burke, VA 22015, with “Kibwezi” in the memo line.
About the Partnership
Since 1987, Burke Presbyterian Church and Kibwezi Bethel Church have built a partnership based upon mutual trust, faith and respect. Since the churches have much to give each other and Jesus calls us to love one another — through letters and visits, we developed a list of ways we could assist one another in achieving God’s purpose.
In East Africa where educational opportunity is limited, The Presbyterian Church of East Africa has made the church and the vocational school a primary mission focus in this arid land of subsistence farming and survival living. We have joined them in providing resources.
Also, we provide financial assistance, guidance and prayer for the Burke/Kibwezi Tumaini Orphan Care Program, which assists orphaned children where they are now living and provides “rescue” support if existing living conditions are inadequate or unsafe.
You can become involved in this important partnership!
Involvement can be as basic as remembering our partners in prayer, making a donation, sponsoring a program or work camp participant, or as enriching and life-changing as participating in the summer work camp experience every three years in Kibwezi, Kenya, East Africa.
To make a donation or to volunteer or learn more about upcoming opportunities, contact: Rick Bryan, Kibwezi Committee Chair, Kibwezi@BurkePresChurch.org