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Vision: Ohio

What is Vision: Ohio?

Vision: Ohio is an initiative started by President Ron Halvorsen Jr earlier this year to help the strained financial situation facing the conference.  A minister at heart, he did not want to continue “the trend of scaling back and eliminating ministry leaders and programs,” desiring instead to encourage investment in “the future of Ohio by working towards the creation of stronger, healthier, and growing local congregations.” 

Halvorsen explains, “This offering is one beyond our usual tithes and local offerings. It will not help if we simply take from one offering just to give it to another. There is no gift too great or too small. This is about us coming together in prayer and giving to see the work here in Ohio back on solid God-honoring ground.”
Thanks to people from across and outside the conference who have responded with overwhelming encouragement and prayer for the conference and Halvorsen, more than $234,000 has been contributed to Vision: Ohio as of November 1, 2014!  

Thank you constituents and friends of the Ohio Conference for your continued generosity in supporting President Ron Halvorsen Jr’s special offering for Vision:Ohio.  As of December 31, 2014 you collectively donated $264,106.75, and money continues to come into the conference monthly for this offering.  The Vision:Ohio donations, combined with a 2.25% tithe increase in 2014 (as compared to 2013) and the special subsidy given to us by the Columbia Union Conference, has allowed us to close the year with a gain rather than a loss as we had in 2013!  This is good news for our conference. Thank you for your continued support.

How can you give?

  • Mark your tithe/offering envelope "Vision: Ohio"
  • Adventist Giving (online) - mark for "Vision: Ohio"
  • Send payment directly to Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, write "Vision: Ohio" on memo line of check and mail to PO Box 1230, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Read more about Vision: Ohio in the November 2014 issue of The Visitor.

Watch Halvorsen's September 2014 Vision: Ohio update below.

Vision Ohio Update from Ohio Conference of SDA on Vimeo.