Team CWO Scored Big at this Year’s Banquet!

This year’s banquet was filled with team spirit and excitement around ministry!  Guests enjoyed popcorn, lemonade and a fun game informing them about the four countries where CWO works. As has become our tradition, Haitian vanilla was available for purchase. Brand new CWO shirts were available for sale, all featuring the new CWO logo. (Go to our Current Campaigns page to shop for your CWO team shirt!)  A tasty tailgate-like buffet meal gave guests an opportunity to visit over dinner. Donated sports items, like a Broncos jacket and Rockies tickets, were given out during a drawing from guests who participated in the CWO game during the social hour. Following an invocation by Torrey House from Creekside Church, an introduction to the ministry in Burkina Faso kicked off the program. Alassane and Dina Compaore spoke about how both the Village of Opportunity and Mobile Clinic are growing and how grateful they are for Team CWO. Greg Yoder, CWO President, gave an update on ministries in Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The highlight of the evening was when Jerry Schemmel gave a powerful, mission-focused testimonial to end the evening. CWO is grateful for the approximate $60,000 in donations and pledges we received at the banquet.

Whether all-stars or game-changing rookies, everyone is a member of God’s team and a vital part of Team CWO!

As we enter into 2017 we look forward to more opportunities to win over others for God’s team and working together in ministry. Thank you for supporting CWO through prayer, volunteering, advocating and financially supporting our work. We look forward to making 2017 a championship year!


Save-the-Date … Nov. 4!

This year’s banquet is centered around the theme of teamwork. Team CWO consists of not only our staff and missionaries, but also our donors, prayer partners and all those who volunteer and help us get the word out about CWO. Team CWO is you!

27Alassane and Dina Compaore will give us a first-hand update on all the ministries in Burkina Faso. They will tell us about the new class of Village of Opportunity students and the Mobile Clinic. And find out about the upcoming short-term trip in January 2017.

Jerry Schemmel has an amazing faith story and understands what it means to be part of a team. Whether he’s calling the action at the Colorado Rockies baseball games, cycling to raise money for his numerous interests or coaching, Jerry knows all about teamwork!

The details –
Friday, November, 4, 2016
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
6:00pm – Social Hour
7:00pm – Dinner & Program

Enjoy a casual tailgate-like meal, time to connect with other CWO team members and much more! Watch for RSVP information coming soon!