Mission for March
Our mission for March is UMCOR which stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief.
The collection in March will go toward the administration costs of running this huge organization. This is the only time that they ask for money to run the committee. We gather donations the whole month, but most churches only give one Sunday in March.
Just a little on what UMCOR is about:
Disaster Response – Supports United Methodist churches to provide direct ministry to those impacted by disasters. UMCOR provides training, supplies and funding to conferences responding to disasters. I have heard it said that the United Methodists are the first there and last to leave and are well- run besides!
Global Development – They work to alleviate suffering by addressing the root causes of hunger, poverty and poor health around the world through awareness, advocacy and action. They specialize solutions that help people become self-reliant.
Relief Supplies – UMCOR collects school kits, cleaning buckets and hygiene kits for distribution after disasters. We help with this the month we make “flood buckets”.
There are many things that we don’t see or hear about that United Methodists are involved in around the world.
I just Praise the Lord for our small input to the missions we provide here on our streets and around the world, for I know that the little we give, the Lord makes Large! Praise God!
My thanks to all who support our missions that are set in front of you.
Another Mission Moment
“Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
This is one of the verses Tina Nguyen put in her February
newsletter for One Hope for Asia. Tina is asking that we pray for her for she is fasting for 40 days for a personal revival. Please keep her in your prayers daily for guidance and strength.
Tina and One Hope for Asia was our mission for Feb. and we will be sending them a check for $1,950. Praise the Lord!
Tina and her disciples will put the money to good use and stretch it as far as it will go.
My hope is Tina will come back to the United States for a visit and we can get her to come and speak to us again. What a blessing to us that would be.
Again, please pray for strength and wisdom for Tina as she goes through her personal fast.