YWAM Newcastle has for a long time been connecting with our friends & family from around the world through Facebook. Though in the month of September we saw a first in our social newtworking efforts. We won a shipping container on Facebook!
Why a shipping container? As some of you may already know, our new ministry centre has been fitted out with reused shipping containers. Each of our 8 containers plays a part in the building; from offices to a mezzanine floor. Check out some photos HERE.
Recently, one of our staff was out trying to find a 9th container when he came across a company called Port Container Services. They put us onto a nationwide Facebook Contest that they were running which was giving away a shipping container each month to the non-profit with the most votes. It was already half way through the month so we had some catching up to do. Within 24 hours we had shot into first place and continued to grow a healthy lead. Though right when we thought we were cruising to victory, 2nd place jumped us and nearly doubled the lead we had once held! While initially discouraged, a group of us jumped on Facebook and continued to rally our friends to vote. Before we knew it we had taken back the lead! This once again did not last and we went back and forth all the way to the final day. While the last few hours were quiet we sat patiently, always ready. We had seen such a wave of support and wanted to see this thing through to the end!
Check out this video of us receiving this incredible gift. Thanks so much for all your support and votes!