Just ten weeks ago, Pastor René Schlaepfer issued a challenge to his congregation to donate one million pounds of food by Thanksgiving. He asked every person in the church to set aside $1.40 a day for ten weeks. “For our church, that adds up to over $330,000,” explains Pastor Rene. “Since Second Harvest Food Bank equates three pounds of food per dollar during the holiday food drive, that’s a million pounds worth of food.”
René is the senior pastor at Twin Lakes Church, a congregation of over 3,600 near Santa Cruz, California. A popular speaker at conferences, René has recently spoken at events in Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, San Diego, Hawaii, Mexico and Africa. Rene’s ministry has been featured in magazines like “Leadership Journal” and “Rev” as well as TV and radio broadcasts like James Dobson’s “Family News in Focus”, and last year Twin Lakes Church made national headlines with a record-breaking food drive. Rene is also the author of two books, “Thrill Ride” and “The Hope Experience”.
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