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…and the T-shirt Design Winner is…!

Greetings Community!

The winner of the 2017 GOC T-shirt design contest is Design #11 from Irene Ramos of San Antonio, Texas! Thank you Irene for the beautiful design.

Thanks, too, to everyone who submitted a design and to all of you who voted.

We’ll keep you updated as to when you may start ordering T-shirts.

Next phase in the T-shirt project is the design work at Custom Ink. Woohoo!

Last Call for GOC 2017 T-shirt designs!

Greetings Community!

Many thanks to all who have submitted their wonderful designs. (To see the current selection of designs go here:

Today is the last day to submit a design. 

If you have a design in mind, don’t be shy! Even a rough sketch is perfectly fine. Send design entries to Brett Messer at or to Natalie Messer at

Voting on the design will open tomorrow. I will post a link to the voting poll here, in the GOC Facebook, and on the GOC Mailing list as well.

Our best to you!

Calling All GOC T-shirt Designers!

Greetings Community!

The design contest for this year’s GOC event T-shirt is off and running. We have 2 submissions so far. Let’s get many more!

Please submit your designs to Brett Messer at or to Natalie Messer at Pictures from SmartPhones or Tablets may be texted to Natalie @ 512.931.9890.

Check this webpage often for pictures of design submissions:

GOC 2017 T-shirts Design & Ordering Schedule:

  • New Call for Designs: Tuesday, March 28
  • Final Submission Accepted: Monday, April 17
  • Vote for 2017 Design: April 18 – April 28
  • Design Finalist Announced: April 28 – End of Day
  • Custom Ink Design work: May 1 – 5
  • Actively Sell T-shirts Online and by Phone: May 8 – June 30
  • Order T-shirts from Custom Ink: June 30
  • T-shirts received in Abilene, Tx: July 7
  • Bag and Label T-shirts for GOC event attendees: July 10-21
  • Mail T-shirts for non-attendees: July 21
  • Transport T-shirts to GOC for Attendees: July 31

Love Offerings for Tony Hayhurst’s Journey of Prayer and Healing

Greetings Dear GOC Family,

As you all know, our dear Brother, Tony Hayhurst, was severely injured on October 31st.

Tony’s healing journey is told by his wife, Shawna Mitchell-Hayhurst, on their Facebook page of the same name. Tony has been discharged from University Hospital in San Antonio and will make weekly trips there to see his surgeon and other members of her team. Read Shawna’s latest updates here:

Many of you have inquired how to make additional love offerings to Tony and Shawna to support their ongoing expenses in a way that goes directly to them. (Expenses including wound care supplies and for gas for the weekly trips to San Antonio for Dr. visits).

With this in mind, please use the PayPal link below to make donations. You may enter any amount you choose . Use your PayPal account or use a Credit Card via this link.

Your love offerings will go directly to Shawna’s PayPal account.

Enormous gratitude going out to Bobby Ashworth for hearing the desire for this outpouring of Love to Shawna and Tony and bringing it to the GOC Council!

GOC Website functionality expanding

Greetings GOC Community!

Our GOC website continues to evolve and grow just as we evolve and grow.

If you try to access within the next few days, you may encounter error messages as we move to a new hosting service and add functionality. Please bear with us, and we will have the website back up soon!

If you need to reach GOC leaders ASAP if the website is unreachable, you may contact one of these 3 and they will direct you:

My best to you!

Natalie Messer