Going The Distance Adventure Ministry
Banquet Invitation
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Banquet for Going The Distance Adventure Ministry. We request your presence for an evening of dinner, celebration, and support. Tickets have been made complimentary by our Table Sponsors & Donors.
You Are Invited To Our Annual Banquet THIS TUESDAY!!!
Come celebrate 18 years of ministry with GTD! 

Be a part of a wonderful night of inspiration, excitement, & celebration. Help take GTD to the next level as we raise funds for next year's programs, as well as prepare for the next 20 years of ministry. 

DATE: Nov 18, 2014 (Tuesday Night)
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Largo Cultural Center - Parkview Room
ADDRESS: 105 Central Park Dr; Largo, FL 33771
CATERER: Carrabba's Italian Grill
MENU: Chicken Marsala, Penne Pasta w/ Pomodoro Sauce, Focaccia Bread
COST: Free (Donation Opportunities Available)
OFFERED: Raffles, Balloon Pops, & 50/50 Drawing
THEME: Rebuilding The Walls of GTD <> Preparing For The Next 20 Years
GOAL: 14 Month Funding Challenge >>> $250,000
DRESS CODE: Semi Formal / Business Attire
RSVP: Email
Annual Banquet Link �
Hear Inspirational Testimonies
Sister & Brother: Erin & Alex Powell
Marriage Mentors: Dick & Karen LaBrant
12 Year Old Jr Guide: Carson Vescovi
GTD Highlight Videos
FREE GTD T-Shirt with Donations OR Monthly Partnerships
Donate $100 (or more) OR sign-up to become a Monthly Partner for $10 per month (or more) and get a FREE GTD T-Shirt!! 

Approximately 20% of our annual income comes from the donations of generous people like you. The 2 main ways people donate to GTD is through either a one-time donation or through a monthly faith commitment referred to as a 12 Month Tour-of-Duty. Click the link below to support GTD or for more info.
Donation Link �
$5000 Donor Match... Double Your Impact!
We have an anonymous donor that will match dollar-for-dollar all donations to GTD (including Table Sponsorships) up to a total $5000!! Every dollar you donate, they will match it. If we raise $5,000 it becomes $10,000 for GTD! You can literally double your impact. Your $100 donation instantly becomes $200! 

In fact, did you know that anyone donating $100 or more gets a FREE GTD T-Shirt. That makes it a win-win-win for everyone!! Click the link below to make your donation.

We want to profoundly thank our anonymous donor for their incredible & thoughtful generosity!!! God bless you!
Annual Banquet Link �
Sponsor A Table or Donate To This Great Ministry

Here's an opportunity to give back to a ministry that gives so much to others. Click the link below to sponsor a table or make a donation to GTD.
Annual Banquet Link �
Ministry Updates & Future Vision For GTD
Missions Director: Laurie Finger
GTD Director: Doug Garner
A Peak At Our 2015 Calendar
20th Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip (Aug 1-5, 2015)

Grand Canyon Trip (Oct 5-10, 2015)


7 Ways To Support GTD
Here are 7 ways you can support GTD:

1) Donate / Sponsor A Table
2) Become A Monthly Partner
3) Sign-Up For GTD's "52 Days"
4) Attend A GTD Event
5) Promote GTD To Your Church, Youth & Life Group, Business, etc
6) Volunteer and/or Intern For GTD
7) Pray For Us!
Donation Link �
Rebuilding The Walls of GTD - Preparing For The Next 20 Yrs
"So the wall was completed... in fifty-two days... with the help of our God."
- Nehemiah 6:15-16
In the book of Nehemiah it is revealed that the walls of Jerusalem had been broken down. The walls that were designed to fortify the city had been weakened by enemy attacks & deterioration, and no 
longer provided protection. Nehemiah prayed. God granted him favor and the king sent him off to repair the wall. Nehemiah traveled to Jerusalem and quietly examined the wall for damage. Then he met with the residents & leaders to share his vision of rebuilding the wall. The people responded, "Let us arise and build." And they did just that. Families & individuals adopted different sections of the wall and repaired it piece by piece. They used the rubble from the old wall to rebuild the new wall. With a sword in one hand for protection and a trowel in the other hand for production they labored day & night. Overcoming great opposition they worked together in the power of God and rebuilt the wall in only 52 days.
It's hard to believe, but in less than 14 months GTD will turn 20 years old. That's an incredible accomplishment! We aren't supported by a church. We are a stand alone ministry. It hasn't been easy. We haven't had an abundance of resources. This ministry has operated for nearly 20 years through deep personal sacrifices. But it can't be sustained for another 20 years by self sacrifice. It has to go on to the greater things of God. It's time to make a profound transformation. Like Nehemiah, it's time to examine The Walls of GTD for holes, gaps, and instability. It's time to rally the residents to a great endeavor. It's time to prepare for the next 20 years. On Nov 18th we are kicking off a 14 month campaign to "Rebuild The Walls of GTD". We have also set aside 52 days (Jan 5 - Feb 25, 2015) to address the breaches in the walls such as low volunteerism, outdated gear, low funding, aging trip ideas, old trailers, archaic brochures, archiving, old carpet, and hundreds of other things. We will need families and individuals to adopt & rebuild sections of GTD during this time. More information to come.

Rebuilding The GTD Walls Link � 
14 Month Funding Goal: $250,000  (11/18/14 - 01/18/16)
GTD is kicking off a 14 Month $250,000 Funding Campaign to prepare GTD for the next 20 years of ministry. This is not a 14 month fund raising drive. This is a 14 month funding drive. That means that in addition to fund raising events, our regular fee based programs and events will also go towards the $250,000 goal (the expenses for these events have already been factored in). 
The $250,000 amount represents the sum total needed to:
<>  Operate GTD for 14 months
<>  Pay off remaining debt from first 18 years
<>  Repair & improve aging equipment
<>  Acquire necessary new equipment & gear
<>  Organize & archive 20 years of data, pictures, etc
<>  Launch new events, ministries, and endeavors
<>  Strengthen & fortify our current vibrant programs, events, & ministries
<>  New marketing campaign (brochures, ads, proactively promote GTD)
<>  Office renovations and administrative infrastructure improvements
<>  Begin "famine" savings account for future recessions & troubled times
<>  Consider hiring on needed part-time assistants & co-laborers
<>  MORE TO COME. Updates will be added to the link below.

Current Timeline:
Nov 18, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015: Assess "The Walls"; Communicate the needs
Jan 5 - Feb 25, 2015: "52 Days" Objective ("All-Hands-On-Deck")
Feb 26 - Nov 16, 2015: Transformation of a ministry; Run regular events
Nov 17, 2015: Annual Banquet ("The Mother of All Banquets")
Nov 18, 2015 - Jan 18, 2016: Reintroduce "The New GTD"!!

52 Days
Looking for a great way to kick of the New Year?!?! Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Be a part of something eternal! Volunteer for GTD's "52 Days" objective as we prepare GTD for the next 20 years of ministry!! 

Sign Up For GTD's 52 Days �
Can't Attend The Banquet? You Can Still Donate!!

We realize that you may not be able to attend our Annual Banquet, but would still like to support the work of GTD. We greatly appreciate your kind and generous support. Please follow the link below to make a donation to GTD. Thank you so much!

Annual Banquet Link �
GTD Offers God-Awesome Christ-Centered Events
This has been an incredible year. We have put together some of the best events we've ever done, and that is saying a lot because we have planned out 18 years of God-awesome events and impacted thousands & thousands of lives. GTD offers mission trips, adventure trips, retreats, day trips, team building events, exertion events, and moreWe take people to places like the Grand Canyon, Costa Rica, North Carolina, Tennessee, north Georgia, and Florida.

We are already booking private events for 2015. Tell your church and youth group about GTD... or join us on one of our public events. Either way, come be a part of all the fun!
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Going The Distance Adventure Ministry
PO Box 7523 / Seminole, FL 33775
727.394.9483 (1.888.697.2479)

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