Vision Africa 7th Annual Golf Marathon

When: March 24, 2017

Where: Golf Club of Dallas

What is the Vision Africa Golf Marathon ?

It is an enjoyable event, which will raise some serious bucks for Vision Africa. It is a way for Participants, duffers, low handicappers and non-golfers alike, to rally support while doing something they can accomplish in a few hours. When compared to a traditional golf tournament, golf marathons are more fun and substantially more profitable.

Here’s the Fun Part (and remember you are not required to play golf!)

Yes, if you golf, you and one or more playing partners will collectively play 100 holes. No, we’re not kidding. One hundred holes are very doable. Many Participants in past marathons have been able to play more than 100 holes. In fact, the record for a golf marathon is an amazing 409 holes in one day! Several changes in the format of the game are made to speed up the play…

Every Participant has his own cart, and plays at his own speed. Participants may hit multiple balls, and each ball counts as one hole played. We play “ready golf” with a maximum field of 48 Participants. No looking for lost balls, OB’s etc. Merely drop another ball and keep hitting. Whenever your score on a hole reaches triple bogey, pick up, score the hole as completed, and move on to the next hole. You may play any hole, or series of holes, in any order as many times as you want. On the green, any putt inside the leather is a “gimme.”

Did you say I don’t have to be a golfer to play a big part in this Campaign?

That is correct. You do not need to be a golfer. Our main purpose is to raise funds for Vision Africa. You can make a significant difference in our outcome by joining us and just soliciting pledges matching your personal donation. Last year several “non-golfing participants” were very successful; when they asked for donations they said it was to help sponsor a golfer in the event. It is that simple. We need Participants just like YOU! Please join the fun. The joy is in seeing lives impacted because we gave our time and talent generously. And, you can win this marathon with a willingness to make a few phone calls and send out a few emails to folks you already know well. Our Champion raises the most donations!

Ok, What’s the Catch?

Well, there really isn’t any catch. Each Participant who fundraises in the campaign will be asked to do a few things.

Give a day & play golf at the golf course, or if you don’t want to play golf, join us for lunch before, or dinner afterwards. Sponsor yourself for at least $1 per hole. Your $100 donation is payable in advance and is tax deductible. Solicit sponsorships from business associates and friends with a personal goal of raising an additional $24 per hole…that amounts to $2,500 each Participant can raise for this most worthwhile cause. So, you can see with a field of 40 Participants, each raising $2,500, we could reach our goal of $100,000. WOW!

Ok, “Gimme” the Details

The Vision Africa 7th Annual Golf Marathon Golf Marathon will be played on May 24, 2017 at the The Golf Club of Dallas, with the location details to follow in upcoming newsletters. The Marathon will give you a very rare opportunity to play on a golf course, almost by yourself, and complete the equivalent of a month’s worth of golf in one day! Our day’s agenda will be something like this…

Meet around 11:30 AM, have lunch. Shotgun start. Flail away for at least 100 holes (as a team). Marathon stops when it either gets too dark to see, or the golf course staff runs us off. Join us in the clubhouse for a Mexican Fiesta, to celebrate our success! Go home, soak your muscles, and rub on some Ben Gay! Smile a lot – you’ve done a great thing today!

But I Still Have Some Questions

Good! Pick up the phone and give us a call. Duffy is not only organizing this event, but Duffy is going to play as well. Serving as Player Captain of the campaign, Duffy believes wholeheartedly in the mission and vision of Vision Africa and is dedicated to this campaign’s success. We need your help! Join us!

How Do I Sign Up?

This is the easy part. Give us a call or email, and we will provide any information you need. Or simply send your check for $100 payable to Vision Africa 7th Annual Golf Marathon, and we will send you your Participant’s packet containing all the details and information. Please join us!

Your Player Captain’s Contact Information:

Duffy Johnson

+1 (214) 509-6837
duffy@visionafrica.org

 

20th Anniversary Celebration Trip to Nigeria this June I

2017 Vision Trip to Nigeria

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration in Nigeria this summer.

We want to celebrate the journey God has lead us on over the past 20 years by celebrating with many of our friends and partners in the Gospel. Join us on a 20th Anniversary Celebration trip June 8-15, 2017.

Here’s an overview of the trip:

We leave the U.S. Thursday, June 8th and arrive back to the U.S. on Thursday, June 15th.

June 8-9We depart Thursday/arrive in Lagos on Friday afternoon.
June 10Saturday-Take an early morning flight form Lagos to Umuahia. I’m sure we’ll visit Vision Africa Radio that afternoon.
June 11Sunday- Church in the morning and a celebration in the evening.
June 12-13Monday/Tuesday-Church planting/Medical mission/staff training/business as mission and some vision casting.
June 14Wednesday- start our journey back to the U.S.
June 15Thursday-Arrive in the U.S.

Cost is $3,000. That does not include visa and immunizations.

If you are interested in joining us, please email us at info@visionafrica.org.

We hope that you will join us to celebrate 20 years of “Sharing God’s Love.”

2016 End-of-Year Report

The following report is also available for you to download and print: Vision Africa 2016 End-of-Year Report.







Save lives! Support Vision Africa! Contribute to our annual Golf Marathon today.

You can help save lives.

Each day, almost 1,000 children in Nigeria lose the battle against malaria.

Vision Africa works to prevent this disease through medical missions and health education broadcast on our radio station, Love 104.1 FM, as well as undertaking many more initiatives to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Nigeria.

On Thursday, May 12, we will hold our sixth annual Vision Africa Golf Marathon to raise critically needed funds to support the ministry, which includes radio, peace-and-reconciliation, medical outreach, leadership development, church planting, and bibles-for-pastors ministries.

Our goal: $100,000.

Teams of golfers will play 100 holes on a Dallas-area course – whacking, chipping, hacking and slicing golf balls to raise money. We will have fun, but this is serious business. The people of southeast Nigeria depend on us!

From last year's event: First Group  Ready to play several balls on first green

From the 2015 event: First Group Ready to play several balls on first green

Please consider making a pledge or donation to bring hope, healing, reconciliation and education to the people of Nigeria.

All your donations are tax-deductible. You can pledge online or send a check made out to Vision Africa directly to:

Vision Africa
Attn: Golf Marathon
P.O. Box 600008
Dallas, TX 75360

Thank you for your support!

Bishop Onuoha honored with prestigious NRB international award

Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha, founder and president of Vision Africa, was recently honored by National Religious Broadcasters with the prestigious NRB Award for International Individual Achievement for his leadership of Vision Africa Radio in southeast Nigeria.

The award, based on a thorough review by a panel of NRB International Committee judges, is presented annually to a non-U.S. resident who demonstrates a strong personal commitment to proclaiming Christ through electronic media.

Effective Christian radio ministry in Africa

Bishop Onuoha honored with prestigious NRB international award

Vision Africa Radio, which runs Love 104.1 FM in the city of Umuahia, broadcasts 24×7 in a region with a population of more than 20 million.

“Love 104.1 FM brings messages of hope, healing, reconciliation and education to Nigeria,” Bishop Onuoha said. “Since Love 104.1 FM began broadcasting in 2005, it has played a critical role in seeing thousands come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Marriages have been restored. God has used the station to ignite a great transformation across the region.”

NRB presented the award to Bishop Onuoha during an awards banquet at the organization’s annual conference in Nashville in February 2016. Three years earlier, the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards named Love 104.1 FM its Station of the Year in southeast Nigeria.

“The team of professional Christian broadcasters who operate the station are dedicated to sharing God’s love with excellence and with a passion for seeing many come to faith in Christ,” said Steven Ross, chairman of Vision Africa’s Board of Directors. “We are thankful that God has raised up a team committed not only to broadcasting the Gospel with uncompromising integrity, but also raising awareness about social issues such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, family values, the importance of education, respect for others and social order.”