Annual Fundraising Banquet 2018
As we gathered with more than 130 people on Tuesday, September 18th overlooking the beautiful San Diego skyline, we were able to hear and see some of the many ways God is using 29:Eleven to impact our local community. Guests enjoyed a ministry update from Executive Director Beckie Pérez, heard a moving testimony given by our beautiful resident mother, Essence, and were challenged by Keynote Speaker Jill Stanek's message. Those in attendance left the banquet feeling affirmed in their commitment to help women in the midst of crisis pregnancies and their children who are also affected.
We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we received from guests at the banquet. Over $43,000 was raised which will go directly toward supporting the mothers and babies whom God has entrusted to our care! This allows 29:Eleven to continue its mission to Save One Life, Transform Another. We believe God has even more gifts in store for 29:Eleven as a result of the banquet, and we look forward to what He will do through the ministry in the year to come!
This Year’s Speaker:
When it would have been easier to look the other way, Jill Stanek’s commitment to Christ led her to risk her job, reputation, and friendships to stop the terrible practices of abortion and infanticide. Jill was a registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She discovered not only were abortions being committed there, but babies were being aborted alive to die without medical care. When hospital leaders said that they would not stop, Jill went public and has become a national figure in the effort to protect both born and pre-born infants.