PARTNERSHIP IN MISSIONS
Many Mission Organizations seek support for their Mission work. How does one choose an organization that faithfully follows God’s ways? There is not just one way to do that.
The FAITH PROMISE TEAM at ESUMC, however, with a pledge each year to support about 13 Partners offers possibilities for that decision. Partners are located locally, statewide, Russia and world wide through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). A Team Member keeps in contact with a Partner and knows the Director/Supervisor personally.
The Congregation is invited to donate gifts to this mission work to support organizations as stated in the Mission Statement: “It is to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community, nation and world through support of individuals and organizations who are motivated by the love of God to serve in Missions.” Thanks be to God for the opportunities these Partners give for us to share Christ’s love in times and places we might not go.
Chairperson: Pat Braun, phone, 570-424-5481
Partners for 2017 are:
Family Promise of Monroe Co.-serving homeless families
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-Temple University
Philadelphia Project-serving Roxborough, PA community
Pocono Plateau-Christian Camp in Cresco, PA
Pregnancy Resource Cntr-counsel for unplanned pregnancies, Stroudsburg
Re-Entry Program-resource for returning to community, Stroudsburg
Russian Initiative-UMC Pastor in Volgograd, Russia
Salvation Army-serving needs of community, Stroudsburg
Shores of Grace-outreach in Brazil to abused women
Spanish Health Ministries-service to Hispanic families, Chester Co., PA
UMCOR-National Disasters for rebuilding homes/communities
UMCOR-Global Health Initiatives
100 Fold Studio-Christian Architectural Professionals, global
Mission Trips 3 to 4 times a year, weekends and week-long
Prayers and financial support are year long opportunities for serving in ways following Christ’s love and power in a world needing God’s saving grace. Join FAITH PROMISE in its mission.
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 100foldstudio.org, 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