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Proceeds from #2017Illuminate will benefit The Dean Thomas Moinet Foundation
A portion of the #2017Illuminate conference proceeds will support The Dean Thomas Moinet foundation.
The Dean Thomas Moinet (DTM) Foundation is a Christian organization that believes churches can bring healing to families in crisis! By giving local churches access to serve these families through their relief programs, it is their prayer that families will feel supported in their faith while seeking treatment for their child. Founder and Executive Director Nicolette Moinet explains, “We saw a need to connect non-local families who are traveling to Duke and UNC hospitals (for specialized treatment for their children) with their faith communities. Our strategy is to create and actionable model of programs that will meet the needs of families in the hospitals. One of these programs, called Comfort Cooks, brings a three course home cooked meal to families in crisis.”
The DTM Foundation is in the first phase of development, gathering data about what families need and how it can best serve them spiritually, emotionally, and physically through their programs. Simultaneously, they are educating churches about the needs of these families and helping them create a ‘hospital ministry’ to be able to partner with the DTM Foundation.
In phase two, churches will be invited to adopt the DTM Foundation model and serve families with medically fragile children through the foundation. Once trained and empowered with a model that guarantees success, the relationship between the local hospitals and local church will flourish and families will get the support they desperately need during their child’s treatment.
The Illuminate committee is honored to support the this wonderful local charity. For more information about The Dean Thomas Moinet Foundation and the families they serve, please visit DTMFoundation.org . You can also learn more about The DTM Foundation on social media: @DTMFoundation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.