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 2018 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.
One of the mission organizations ESUMC supports is 100 Fold Studio, who is engaged in building a YWAM training center in Cambodia. Chris Kulp recently reported that the partially completed campus is already being used to train missionaries from all over SE Asia and then send them out to spread the gospel throughout Asia. Some of the things that have happened there just in the last month are:
Training of 120 students from 7 teams coming from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Nations to Nations Conference where hundreds of missionaries from more than 20 countries gathered for training.
Pastoral Church Planting Training: 50 Pastors trained from all over Cambodia
Sunday School Teacher Training: 500 Sunday school teachers came for a 3 day training.
Continue to pray for this vital work, which is spreading the gospel in Asia.