Ministry Center Fundraising Campaign
FUND THE FUTURE OF AN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY!
My name is Dave Lantow and I’ve invested my life to help people come alive to faith in God. I grew up in a church called Victory, located in West Anaheim. I went on to pursue my goals by starting a non-profit and businesses in Northern and Southern California. In 2014 I returned to the area and took on the roll of lead pastor in my home church. The church had seen better days, but the people were hopeful about the future and we decided to move toward a fresh start.
Victory was planning to build a ministry center in our under served community. West Anaheim is the neighborhood where we’ve had a presence since 1956. We started planning to build the ministry center in 2017, with 2020 being when everything was planned to happen. But 2020 changed everything. The pandemic, supply chains shortages, and inflation combined to sidetrack our plan. The costs soared! It soon became an out of reach project for us.
Anaheim is the tenth most populous city in California. The city’s economy has strong tourism, manufacturing, construction industries and a growing technology corridor. Anaheim boasts the largest convention center on the West Coast and is home to Disneyland and California Adventure. But that’s not West Anaheim. Our community is underserved, underfunded, and more-densely populated than other parts of the city. West Anaheim may be overlooked, but its where our church is located and we’re here to make a positive difference in this community.
Victory helps our community with meal distributions to low income families. We routinely serve new refugees in our community. This Christmas we are doing a toy drive for recently arrived children from Ukraine. We are seeing young people in our city come alive to faith in God, as well as people who had never considered themselves religious. We are in West Anaheim to share the hope of the Gospel and to be a light house in our community. We will keep making a difference by doing good in all the ways we can.
In 2020 we demolished our buildings in preparation to build. But when costs escalated we had to delay construction and rethink our plans. We are currently meeting at a local elementary school, while re-grouping and raising funds so we can build the ministry center. We made some changes to our building plans, scaled it back, lowered the costs, and got a new builder. Now the project is the most do-able its been in three years. It was at this point, we started thinking about asking for help from our community to help build the center.
We need to secure the dollars to build Victory’s ministry center now before costs escalate any more. The center will be a gathering place for West Anaheim, including an in-door play place, cafe, kids party place, and events center. We plan to be in West Anaheim for the long haul. Will you contribute something now? Will you help build the center?
One other thing… My life was changed through Victory because I came alive to faith in God when I was a boy in this church and now I get to lead the church. Will you help us move forward? Your dollars are tax-deductible and will help us build the center. We want to make a space where young people in West Anaheim can come alive to faith in Jesus while building a better future. Victory needs your donation today. With your help we can build the ministry center for residents in West Anaheim. Will you make a donation today?