I might as well get this out of the way first. If you want to view my first video upload, you may CLICK HERE to view it!! I think I look pretty good all things considered…like my face, etc.!
But for those who do not want to view me on the big screen, let me share with you some important information. I have three things to share.
First, the month of October has been an encouraging time as we had the privilege of helping Trinity Health Care in Northern Mississippi with some of their last needed supplies to open their charity clinic. Crosslink was also able to donate some much-needed PPE supplies to Bellevue’s Christian Mobile Dental Clinic as they began treating patients. We are currently in the process of assisting the Pregnancy Care Center with supplies and medicine. It is wonderful to continue serving locally while we wait for international mission teams to commence serving, loving, and spreading the Gospel around the world. We were blessed with a beautiful day for our 12th annual golf tournament, where we had the privilege to spend the day with friends and faithful donors who continually invest in Crosslink by inviting their friends and family members to be part of the day.
Second, we are excited to announce a challenge Match My Gift campaign for Thanksgiving!!!! A generous donor family has agreed to match donations on a dollar for dollar basis for a total up to $15,000. Gifts given toward the match will be DOUBLED!!!. Won’t you help us match this gift?? You may do so by mailing your check to Crosslink Memphis, 5389 Crestview Road, Memphis, TN 38134. Be sure to put Match My Gift in the memo line. OR, you may contribute by CLICKING HERE to pay online with a credit or debit card. Thank you in advance for your generous support!!!
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some news. When Crosslink started in Memphis in 2003, I was asked to be part of the Board. A year later, I volunteered to serve without salary for a short time as Executive Director. That “short time” has turned into more than a decade and a half of volunteer service. I believe God has led us every step of the way, and we continue to grow and serve. But change is inevitable. We have seen several staff changes in the past months and we celebrate the retirements of Joyce Bowen, Mike Farina, and Jan Lewis. It is now time for me to join their ranks. Therefore, I want to formally announce my retirement from Crosslink as its Executive Director at the end of our fiscal year, December 31st. Andrew J. (AJ) Kamer, who for the past two years has served as our Associate Director, will become the Executive Director on January 1, 2021. Actually, I am not doing much right work right now anyway and am already acting like I’m retired, so why not make it official!! AJ and Kathy are doing a great job and it makes this change so much easier!!!!
I am excited about the future of Crosslink Memphis under the guidance of AJ and our Development Associate Kathy Byrd, as well as who will become part of the family in years to come as staff or volunteers. I look forward to continued growth and expanded service under their leadership. I am not disappearing, but rather will become the Executive Director Emeritus. For those who don’t know what that means, it means I will still be around and be supportive of the work, but without responsibility or authority. When you think about it, that’s a pretty sweet deal!!! THANK YOU to all who have made this ministry what it is, and I give thanks to God for the opportunity he gave me to serve these many years.
Dr. David C. Lewis
Executive Director (for now!)