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2021 Missions News

From Carol Bashore, Missions Committee Chair

There are still many people affected by the pandemic who are struggling to provide food for their families. Therefore, rather than waiting to complete a food drive, we recently donated a few hundred dollars to Helping Harvest.

However, we’d still like to collectively gather a substantial amount of food. We are challenging our church members to make the Wagner Room overflow with contributions. If every member of each family would drop off one or more items each Sunday until June it would be a huge sign of our generosity. If you have not yet returned to church, for health reasons, we’ll have a bin on the office porch to place donations.

Other members have made donations to UMCOR to assist with the flooded homes and electrical issues that occurred in Texas. Many thanks.

The Well ProjectCongratulations! We have surpassed our goal for our Well Project, and it’s coming to a close. On May 23, we’ll present a check of $10,500 to our Methodist Bishop. That amount will purchase 14 wells for areas without access to clean water. This is four more wells than we initially planned to provide. Thank you to everyone who so generously made contributions to this important cause. The price to build each well is $750.  Six of the 14 wells were purchased by individual people. We should all celebrate this remarkable achievement. Bravo.

Our new Mission Project for 2021 is to collect money to provide surgery for poor children living overseas who suffer from a cleft mouth deformation. Each individual operation costs $250. Once again, our goal is to provide reconstruction to at least 10 or more children. Look for more information in our next News-Linc.

A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

— Proverbs 11:25

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