Annual Report - year end review 2016

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Annual Report - year end review 2016

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January 15, 2017

Dedicated In Loving Memory to Lorna Scott
November 14, 1941 - October 19, 2016

“Lorna in the Kitchen” as she became fondly known to Divine Love followers from around the world at the Gibsons Retreat in July 2012, passed over in November, 2016 after a valiant struggle with cancer. A fearless spiritual warrior who overcame many hardships, Lorna lived an extraordinary life devoted to the service of God….
Lorna and her daughter Kathy prayed for Divine Love with us in Circles of Light for 38 years! Lorna will always be remembered by her family, friends and neighbours for her generous spirit. She was always there for all of us, never hesitating to shoulder responsibility or miss an opportunity to bring comfort and support to all she knew.
A member of First United Spiritualist Church (“Kincaid”), Lorna channelled a message at her own Celebration of Life, encouraging us all to serve God and to keep praying for Divine Love!
God Bless you, Lorna!

Year End Report – 2016
Divine Love Sanctuary Foundation

In 2016 we received constant encouragement from our Celestial Spirit Guides to transcend our material minds and live our daily lives from our souls… easy task, living in the conditions of this world. Constant prayer for Divine Love and communion with God in prayer is required.

The legacy of the Founding Directors of DLSF (2012 – 2015) is an organization firmly grounded in prayer; an organization that seeks to serve God’s Will in all its endeavors; and an organization that remains steadfast in its Mission: “To awaken humankind to the wonders of Divine Love and to be channels of love, peace and healing for our planet”.

Increased global outreach and the Creation of new Circles of Light began in Gibsons and Abbotsford, B.C., Swansea, Wales and Burnaby, B.C. while at the same time, Circles of Light in Frankfurt and Namibia continued to grow and strengthen.
DLSF supported or co-sponsored Retreats twice (January and November) in Hawaii; Selah, Washington; Blackpool, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Belgrade, Serbia, West Vancouver, Abbotsford and Gibsons. Divine Love workshops were presented at Unity Churches in Washington State and Hawaii, a United Church in Hawaii, the First United Spiritualist Church in Burnaby and Gibsons.

In 2016 the DLSF Community Forum continued to welcome new members (now 250) in lively discussions! The forum now exceeds 10,567 posts by participants from around the world in 1,093 topic areas!

A selected message was sent out via mailchimp each week to 252 subscribers, resulting in ever increasing email correspondence and prayer requests from around the world – including the Philippines, Colombia, South America, Africa, Europe and North America. A new DLSF facebook page created in 2016 is also gaining momentum.

DLSF continued to fundraise and provide support to Love-In-Action Projects in Africa, raising funds to feed 120 orphans a meal every day for the past year. Funds were also raised to support the local school in Drimiopsis, Namibia and to purchase 8-10 Hippo Rollers to transport water for the sick, elderly and orphans. DLSF Founding Directors, one of whom is a LITA (Love is the Answer) board member, contributed to LITA’s annual fundraiser, while another hosted a fund raising luncheon on behalf of LITA.

2016 saw the birth of several publications, including Al’s book, “The Quiet Revolution of the Soul” as well as Messages of Love from the Angels-- Celestial messages received in Circles of Light hosted in Gibsons, Hawaii, Blackpool, Frankfurt and Serbia! These Collections are posted on the Home Page of the DLSF website.
In 2016 more than 250 messages were received from Celestial Guides and Teachers. These messages have been catalogued into the following Topics: The Soul, Divine Love, The Difference Between Divine Love and Natural Love, Soul Progression, Spiritual Laws, and Spiritual Teachings.

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to pay special tribute to our “Dream Team” for their countless hours of work in transcribing and editing voice recorded messages…..with special acknowledgement to Brian Holmes for taking a lead role in this effort to safeguard these Treasures. We believe these messages from Celestial Guides and Teachers are meant to be shared with other spiritual seekers. Brian is taking a sabbatical in 2017 to write another book and will be missed for his many contributions. Please come back soon, Brian!

DLSF welcomed Raphael LeGros, Vicky and Allan Forest as volunteers in 2016. While Allan is busy staging a new and improved website that will go live at the end of January, Raphael has been busy producing videos and an animation to enhance the website! We feel blessed to have their creative genius added to our team! It was Vicky who took the lead role in cataloguing all the messages since 1969 – another labour of love!

Our fellow Directors, Geoff Cutler (Sydney, Australia) and Helge Merker (Swakophund, Namibia) would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has supported our prayerful efforts and activities! Facilitating Circles of Light, hosting Retreats, recording, transcribing, editing and distributing Messages of Love; fundraising for Love-In-Action projects; advertising and promoting events….your efforts are deeply appreciated!

We are grateful for the opportunity to liaise with other Divine Love followers around the world! Geoff, Helge, Al and I are proud to be ordained Ministers in the Foundation Church of Divine Truth and highly recommend the FCDT ministerial ordination program to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the spiritual laws. We appreciate FCDT for their excellent newsletter which serves to connect Divine Love followers around the world. We also pay tribute to FCNB (Foundation Church of the New Birth) for their endless supply of the Padgett Volumes which we distribute on an ongoing basis.

There are many prayerful gatherings to look forward to in 2017: Retreats In Namibia, Africa (April) and Indio, California (May) are already welcoming participants to unite in prayer for God’s Greatest Blessing!
May everyone reading this 2016 DLSF review know the blessings that come in receiving Divine Love!

Love always, always love,
Jeanne Fike, President

Treasurer’s Report – 2016

2016 was another successful year for DLSF. Our donation income rose significantly although expenses rose as well. We were able to meet all financial obligations and our financial position remains positive.

As of January 1, 2016: As of December 31, 2016:
Opening balance: Closing balance:
$30,599.77 in Canadian funds $42,647.210 Canadian funds.
$7,561.78 in U.S. funds. $15,249.30 U.S. funds.

Increased donations from the Divine Love community covered our expenses for this year and bolstered our accounts. DLSF also conducted several fundraisers and approached the Rotary club for donations on behalf of Children’s Sanctuary Namibia. Approximately $7,000.00 was raised in these initiatives.

DLSF raised funds to purchase 8-10 Hippo Rollers for Drimiopsis Settlement Camp in Namibia.
Approximately $2,000 in donations was received for publications (printing and shipping) distributed by DLSF at retreats and prayer circles.

The DLSF board will continue to fund raise and seek further donations in order to finance our volunteer efforts in forming and supporting prayer circles around the world.

We give a warm thank you and appreciation to all those who have contributed to these various projects and initiatives in 2016 and look forward to continued expression of love in action in ways that expand our outreach and bring the knowledge of God’s Divine Love around the world.

With great appreciation,
Al Fike, Treasurer.
Stay centered in Divine Love and expect miracles to happen!
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