Tribute to Dave Hood (July 14,1944 – December 11th, 2020)
We are humbled and honored to write you on behalf of Dave’s widow, Margaret, and sons Bil and Jamie. Dave had no way of knowing his ongoing passion to spread the Gospel worldwide would be cut short by Covid-19. Yet, he was already working to assure God’s Kingdom work would continue beyond his time on earth.
Dave’s passion was TheGoal.com. Over the past 25 years, Dave donated countless hours to create, manage and promote this web site of more than 1,200 Christian athletes whose changed-life stories have spoken to over 60 million people around the world.
Before his passing last December, Dave intended to transfer the management and control of TheGoal.com to Jesus.net, a faith-based non-profit organization Dave believed in. Over the years, through his company, Genesis One Design, Dave personally has picked up uncounted expenses both in time and cash to keep TheGoal.com active.
To honor Dave and the Lord he served, Margaret, Bil and Jamie, have now completed this transfer, ensuring TheGoal.com can continue 24/7.
In the meantime, the Hood family now faces Covid-19 related expenses of $40,000. How can you and we, who knew and loved Dave, honor his life and calling to Christ? The best way is to join with many others in making a generous donation that will give the Hood family practical support and peace of mind in their hour of need. Can you help? Will you help?
In return, Jesus.net has offered to accept any donations that come into Jesus.net (TheGoal.com), to be receipted with a tax-deductible letter. Jesus.net will transfer funds up to $40,000 to the Hood family as a payment for the transfer of the url.
“Jesus.net plans to carry Dave’s vision for reaching athletes and those interested in sports, and use it as a global tool to reach and disciple more people for Christ,” says the organization’s leadership.
Thank you for whatever you can do to help the Hood family. Our prayer is to meet the goal of $40,000 by Dave’s birthday July 27th. May this be a lasting, living tribute to our dear brother and friend, Dave Hood.
Gratefully in Christ,
Missions Fest Seattle
(NOTE: Missions Fest Seattle’s annual fall gathering had to go virtual last fall due to Covid, and we completely relied on Dave to do his magic to produce a great conference…we were indebted.)
P.S. We’ve arranged three safe and secure ways for you to give:
- Gifts to Jesus.net by mail can be sent to: Jesus.net…20524 118th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296 (Please indicate this is for the “TheGoal.com.”)
- Gifts to Jesus.net by bank account transfer: Chase Bank, 3425 NE 175th, Woodinville, WA 98072…Account #579963296…Bank Routing #325070760…SWIFT: CHASUS33. Please indicate this is for the “TheGoal.com.”
- Gifts to Jesus.net by PayPal or Credit Card: Go to Jesus.net website and under “Support” there is a box to “Write a comment Please indicate this is for the “TheGoal.com.”
Jesus.net is a collaborative global ministry sharing the gospel online in 34 languages through 100 partnerships, 258 websites, 335 online courses, and more than 2,500 online coaches who interact directly with seekers and new believers. Jesus.net has had 269 Million views on You Tube, mainly through The Life of Jesus, a complete word for word visual presentation of the Gospel of John. Its daily email, A Miracle Every Day has over 850,000 subscribers in 15 languages.
Jesus.net is a 501C3 ministry organization, which means your gift is tax-deductible. The information you provide will not be disclosed or transmitted to any other party.