By: David J. Swandt, Founder and President - Twenty20 Faith
CELEBRATION OF NATIONS 2023!
On Saturday May 20, 2023, Twenty20 Faith hosted its second Annual Dinner Banquet - "CELEBRATION OF NATIONS 2023!" - at the beautiful Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Round Rock, TX.
It was an extraordinary evening filled with joy and inspiration as we celebrated the world-wide impact God continues to author through the ministry of Twenty20 Faith. And through the tireless efforts of all involved, a host of amazing memories were made. Together, we enjoyed great food, connecting with friends - old and new, and gave God honor and praise for all He's done and will continue to do.
We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our donors and partners - through your extraordinary generosity, we raised $41,795 to advance the mission of Twenty20 Faith around the world. We are humbled and grateful for all you do.
As part of your generous giving, we received 8 new language sponsorships, and over the course of the next several months, we'll be launching:
(One language still to be determined by sponsor)
THANK YOU to all for your generosity! May God bless you beyond measure.
OPENING CEREMONY WAS SPECTACULAR!
The Opening Flag Ceremony set the tone to the entire evening. THANK YOU to Rebecca Swandt and the incredible students from Regents School of Austin, and schools of Georgetown, TX and Azle, TX for making this such a special and engaging experience for all of our guests! You were flawless and amazing!
THANK YOU TO OUR GUEST SPEAKERS!
Shea and Melissa Houdmann - we welcomed Melissa and Shea Houdmann - Founder and President of GotQuestions Ministries and GotQuestions.org. Shea gave an inspiring presentation of the extraordinary ways God is using GotQuestions.org all around the world to minister to many millions of people each and every month, and how GotQuestions and Twenty20 Faith are working closely together.
Pastor Piet and Carol Van Waarde gave a "Great Commission"-focused opening prayer for dinner that was so fitting to our evening, and honoring to the wonderful things God is doing through Twenty20 Faith.
Pastors Sam and Kelly Mata inspired us with encouraging words of faith with an uplifting benediction, compelling each of us to take the special ways God has blessed our evening with us as we look forward to all that God has planned for each of us.
Ron and Katie Brigmon of Ron Brigmon Ministries gave us a powerful devotional and prayer time with the banquet leadership team before our evening got started. Ron's words and prayer were anointed with God's presence - filled with scriptures throughout as only Ron can do - and set us on our way for the evening.
You helped make our evening so very special. We thank you all.
WE ANNOUNCED OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP
For the first time publicly, we announced our new partnership with Gotquestions, providing our evangelism and discipleship program / devotionals to Gotquestions.org visitors who have recently made a decision to follow Christ, or are giving serious consideration to do so. As of the banquet event, we have 10 languages live, and are aiming to have our full language set available by end of year.
We are truly humbled and honored by what God has brought together.
Our partnership with YouVersion continues in strength, and now with the combined partnership of these two top tier digital ministries, there is enormous opportunity to further advance the mission of Twenty20 Faith - "Helping people build lasting clarity and a lifetime of growth in their walk with God."
together we celebrated!
We shared through a variety of means the impact that God has authored through Twenty20 Faith over these past 5+ years. You learned about our future plans to expand our discipleship ministry to involve multi-lingual 1x1 engagement of our constituents across digital platforms with trained ministers through formalizing our Engage Pillar of ministry.
And we shared the exciting news of our new partnership with GotQuestions.org, and how this fits perfectly into our nearer and longer-term ministry strategy as we continue to prayerfully pursue God's perfect plan for Twenty20 Faith.
THANK YOU to all for joining us, and to the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Round Rock, TX for helping to make this such a wonderful evening.
And we give a special "Thank You" to Jonathan Owen and Tier One Creative from Colorado Springs for their outstanding work capturing our evening so vividly with their excellent professional photography.
learn more about TWENTY20 FAITH
62% of those in attendance at Celebration of Nations 2023! were first time attenders of our banquet. While some are already familiar with our history and all that the ministry does today around the world, many were being introduced to Twenty20 Faith for the very first time.
We welcome you and invite you to engage these resources to learn more!
OUR IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF MIRACLES:
Join Piet Van Waarde on his Sidewalk Conversations Podcast as he interviews the Founder and President of Twenty20 Faith - David Swandt.
They explore David's mid-life change from the marketplace to ministry and discuss the highs/lows of that transition, as well as God's extraordinary provision all along the way.
For more information, or to support Piet's work, visit PietVanWaarde.com
TWENTY20 FAITH - TODAY AND BEYOND:
Join David, Joanne and others in this video as they share about Twenty20 Faith's ministry around the world today, and the vision we believe God has placed in our hearts looking to the future. We know you'll be inspired and blessed to learn more about all God is doing through the ministry of Twenty20 Faith.
READ AND SHARE OUR DEVOTIONALS AT NO COST
Download, read and share the devotionals that God is using to impact so many around the world in either the YouVersion Bible App or via mobile friendly PDF downloads.
We make these available at no cost to those we minister to.
Visit our download page: HERE
We hope you will be encouraged and blessed by them. THANK YOU!
Twenty20 Faith, Inc. is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Organization, and is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum Level Charity - their highest rating.
Donations made to Twenty20 Faith, Inc. are tax deductible within the limits of the IRS Code.