Westover Launches BAMNovember 1, 2012
As part of their global mission outreach, Westover Church began BAM (Business As Missions). BAM was created to give businessmen and women the opportunity to offer their skills and knowledge to the regional sponsors with whom Westover worked. A team was formed and they got to work on the first major project, a microbusiness laundromat. The original team was Frank Arkfeld, Ryan Clodfelter, Zack Guthrie, Chris Johnson, Mike Matzinger, Jason Rickard, Valerie Stone, Clark Morgan, and Lisa Powers. They brought skills in finances, web design, management, accounting, IT, and graphic design. Check out the video below to learn more about the history and purpose of BAM.Read more
Official GOW Database is ProgrammedAugust 10, 2015
After many months of brainstorming and “creating” programs on paper, the GOW database was officially programmed. The main purpose of this database is to keep track of grant requests and donations. We use this database to store contact information, maintain a check register, and run reports. We input grant requests and can track the progress of their completion through phases, from submission all the way through fund distribution. Eventually, this database was linked to our website and as we added donations and updated grants, those changes showed up on our website for donors and potential donors to see.
2016 Total Revenue Collected – $34,842December 31, 2016
New GOW Website LaunchedMay 15, 2017
After months and months of development, the new GOW website has officially been launched. The team has come up with a new logo, improved website navigation, and most importantly a more professional way to present grant needs and tell this incredible story.
2017 Total Revenue Collected – $24,898December 31, 2017
2018 Annual BanquetNovember 15, 2018
2018 Total Revenue Collected – $32,876December 31, 2018
2019 Total Revenue Collected – $20,567December 31, 2019
GOW Marketing Manager added to team beginning of this year. Cash on hand at end of the year – $28,000
2020 COVID Hospital Relief FundJuly 10, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we sent a total of $40,310 to two hospitals in South Asia! Earlier this year our sponsors shared with us the struggles they were facing because of COVID, including lack of equipment, rising operating expenses, and loss of revenue due to travel restrictions. While these are a little different than the typical GOW grants, we felt the impact of the virus was so great on our sponsors and their community that it was important to send aid. These funds were used to purchase PPE, patient monitors, hand sanitizer, and food for the needy. Additionally, funds were applied to the creation and improvement of outdoor shelters for patients waiting to enter the hospital.