In August, I will be serving on a mission team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We have been asked to teach discipleship and leadership to residents of the Kamina Children’s Home in the North Katanga Conference. One of my duties is to bring thank you gifts for our hosts. I will be bringing hard candy and creating simple “hobo” bags with the word “peace” in three languages painted on them with fabric paint.
If you would like to participate in this mission project, I welcome your support! Here are four ways you can support this mission to Kamina Children’s Home:
1) Pray that God works in a mighty way through this mission team from West Ohio Conference.
2) Contribute Candy. Please bring individually wrapped candies by Monday, July 25 to the church office; please place your donations in the bin marked “Candy for the Congo”. List of candy to donate: Jolly Rancher hard candy, Life Savers (individually wrapped), peppermint hard candy (individually wrapped), Salt Water taffy, Werther’s butterscotch (individually wrapped), Tootsie Rolls midges.
3) If you would like to help me sew and paint the cloth bags, please contact me at email@example.com or 979-8182. We will be gathering in the Welcome Center on July 26 from 2:00 – 6:30 pm.
4) Donate brightly colored shoestrings (15 pairs are needed.) We will use these as drawstrings for the bags.
This week’s scripture is the parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus told this parable, in response to a question asked by a rich young man: “Who is my neighbor?”
At times the needs of our world are overwhelming! I invite you to come and explore this familiar parable for it is timely; we seem more eager to hate than to love our neighbor, more eager to fight than work for peace.
I look forward to seeing you in church this Sunday!