ESUMC’S Mission support through FAITH PROMISE for 2017 will be about the same as last year. The team met and approved most of the same Partners. However, another meeting is needed for the final plans for Partners and total 2016 Budget. The meeting will be in March. If there are any questions or suggestions for 2016 Partners, prayer concerns or for the Budget, you may contact any of the team members:

Pat Braun – (570) 424-5481                     Nagwa Cramer – 570-460-1591

Bruce Johnson – 570-424-1285               Margie Keenhold – (570) 424-2142

Linda Kissel – (570) 421-8656                 Gloria Ladlee – (570) 595-2582

Tim Malefyt – Cell 267-808-0540           Wayne Mertz – 570-629-4069

Joyce Moeller – (570) 269-1232               Ray Moeller – (570) 369-3131                 Karen Todd – 215-206-5158

All of our Partners depend on voluntary financial support and our prayers. We are blessed by our Partners in various places. They are all guided by a desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as they work to give support and hope in extremely difficult circumstances.  Today your gift may be placed in the envelope in the Bulletin. You may also give anytime with a note attached that it is for FAITH PROMISE.

 In Gratitude may we give to others as we have received

so abundantly from God, our Redeemer and Creator



        The General Board of Global Ministry supports more than 1000 health related projects across the globe. Now there is a new initiative.  Because every year nearly 6 million children under the age of 5 die of preventable diseases, the UMC has pledged to reach 1 million children with life saving intervention by 2020. This Global Health Project* is one of our Partners.

        Prayer requests from SPANISH HEALTH MINISTRY* continue to be for new staff members, for Health Concerns for Dona Sensenig, the Director of SHM and people in difficult situations because of their immigration status. Dona has need for possible back surgery due to congenital defect of vertebrae.

        The report for the Hispanic Bible Conference was that it was successful and they had 98 people go. 2 adults and 1 child accepted Christ and everyone was impacted by the excellent study of James.

        Dona writes: “Please express our deep gratitude to ESUMC for their ongoing prayer and financial support. We appreciate it very much. God bless East Stroudsburg Church and may God continue to use you for His honor and glory!”

        It is surely inspiring to hear of the 100 FOLD STUDIO* project in Battambang, Cambodia. Chris & Kelly Kulp are there working on the campus of the University of the Nations. If you go online and type in, a picture comes up of a building and it’s a video. The view of the campus is fantastic.*

        Stay in tune for more information about Luke Billman and his family. They have returned to the States, to Phila, to open a mission similar to Shores of Grace* in Brazil. Prayer request is for this time of transition for both Brazil and Philadelphia.

        *Partner support: Global Health-$1000, Spanish Health-$4000, 100 Fold-$3000, Shores of Grace-$2000. Also, the 100 Fold address has a connection to “The Loop.” This is a “TED Talk” by the founder and of his spiritual journey for the organization.

          Your prayers and financial support are greatly appreciated. Continue to contribute to Faith Promise Partners in envelope today or anytime noting it’s for Faith Promise or Missions.

Rev. Linda Kissel