Send Scammed Family to Disneyland!!

$2,790 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 30 people in 41 months

In this picture is my boss and one of my best friends. Michael Sweet is the Lead Worship Pastor for our church The Rock in Castle Rock, CO. His family and his wife's sister's family, The Newells, traveled to CA. to take their children to Disneyland for a Christmas present. Unfortunately, after 13 years of using Craigslist for tickets of all sorts, Michael was scammed and lost not only the Disneyland tickets but the money. This man gives of himself to our church unendingly. His family sacrifices having their father around on any special occasions as he serves our church unselfishly. Please consider any amount that you could donate to send this family to Disneyland. I cannot imagine the disappointment the 8 children feel being in CA and not able to go to Disneyland as promised and the helplessness of the parents. This is a very time sensitive request as the family will not be in CA. for long.
Thank you and may God bless your generosity!
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You did it!!! I'm blown away!!! God has some awesome followers here in this world. What was done today was as Jesus said when He walked the earth. "Suffer the little children, come unto me." Saints, you showed Jesus to 8 young people that needed to know their dreams of Disneyland were important! To some it may seem frivolous, but to the kids this was so much more than Disneyland. This was the body of Christ coming together and raising $2740 in 10 hours! Unity is such an amazing thing! I love every one of you for your help in financially supporting, for sharing across social media and for the prayer. I am honored and humbled to be known among you as a part of this community. Thank you again and again. May God bless your new year with so much fullness that it is uncontainable!!! LOVE YOU!!!
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What an amazing outpouring of love and support for our tribe members! I love everyone of you! So close!!!! Keep it up family!
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Over halfway!!!! We have such an amazing community!
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Just spoke to Michael, they are overwhelmed with your giving! The kids are starting to believe they will be able to go to Disneyland after all! We are almost a third of the way there in just over 2 hours! #ilovemytribe
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Chad Newell
41 months ago

Just wanted to say that my family and I are so blessed and honored to receive such a blessing from so many amazing people. So much love and compassion expressed from our little scam incident in SoCal. Wanted to give a big thank you to all that helped the Newell's and the Sweets make it to meet Mickey. I think what has been so amazing is that even before the funds were raised our whole party had a peace that Our God would prevail. I also believe that the man that scammed us will come to know The Lord someday. Thank you all again for your generosity... It's been such a testimony to my kids.

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Michael Sweet
41 months ago

Well we made it home, and I just wanted to take a moment to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to all of you who made it possible for us to still go to Disneyland after being scammed! Me and my family, and by my family, I mean my extended family too (The Newells) are so overwhelmed by your generosity and love. You truly made a difference in our lives to start off this new year! I was overcome by tears when reading the short encouraging words from those of you that donated. A special thanks to Lana Wagner and Pam Scappatura, for setting up the fund and spear heading the fundraiser. Again, words cannot express how much you blessed us! One special story that came out of this, was that of little Knox Gauntt son of Christine-Derek Gauntt. When he heard of our situation, he ran up to his piggy bank and pulled out $5 which was everything he had, and brought it down to his mom and said, "I want to help the Sweet's go to Disneyland". Knox, that meant so much to us!! You brought tears to all of our faces when we heard that. You are awesome, little man! We love you all, and hope one day we can return the blessing!

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Raised by 30 people in 41 months
Created December 30, 2014
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LC
$50
Lori Chullino
41 months ago

Sometimes it is hard to understand others actions. I am not here to judge anyone, but I am more than willing to help make this trip memorable for those kids. God's Peace!

LK
$100
Laura Krulish
41 months ago

Happy New Year!! So much love surrounds you! Bless those who must have needed to borrow your cash first! Thank you for all you do for our community!

$30
Anonymous
41 months ago
JM
$25
Jason & Audrey McDonald
41 months ago

Going to church has done so much good for our family. Praying you get into the Happiest Place on Earth!

LM
$100
Liz Martin
41 months ago

Been there done that, it hurts. I just hope you get to see your beautiful kids faces as they arrive at Disneyland!

$50
Anonymous
41 months ago
$100
Lori Makkai
41 months ago

We love you and your family, and pray you have an amazing time at Disney! Thank you for all you do for the church!!! :)

Chad Newell
41 months ago

Just wanted to say that my family and I are so blessed and honored to receive such a blessing from so many amazing people. So much love and compassion expressed from our little scam incident in SoCal. Wanted to give a big thank you to all that helped the Newell's and the Sweets make it to meet Mickey. I think what has been so amazing is that even before the funds were raised our whole party had a peace that Our God would prevail. I also believe that the man that scammed us will come to know The Lord someday. Thank you all again for your generosity... It's been such a testimony to my kids.

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Michael Sweet
41 months ago

Well we made it home, and I just wanted to take a moment to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to all of you who made it possible for us to still go to Disneyland after being scammed! Me and my family, and by my family, I mean my extended family too (The Newells) are so overwhelmed by your generosity and love. You truly made a difference in our lives to start off this new year! I was overcome by tears when reading the short encouraging words from those of you that donated. A special thanks to Lana Wagner and Pam Scappatura, for setting up the fund and spear heading the fundraiser. Again, words cannot express how much you blessed us! One special story that came out of this, was that of little Knox Gauntt son of Christine-Derek Gauntt. When he heard of our situation, he ran up to his piggy bank and pulled out $5 which was everything he had, and brought it down to his mom and said, "I want to help the Sweet's go to Disneyland". Knox, that meant so much to us!! You brought tears to all of our faces when we heard that. You are awesome, little man! We love you all, and hope one day we can return the blessing!

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