Love + Creativity + Connection = Recipe for Transforming Lives of Ivorian Students
Jesus calls us to make disciples of all nations and to especially invite the little children to come to him, for of such is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 28:19, 19:14).
Thanks to the United Methodist Women and members of the
For $600 a year, a child in
During Annual Conference, with the help of 10 sewing ministries in our conference and some individual members who made beautiful gifts from
Our biggest sale was a beautiful handmade quilt by Bonnie Magid with Paul Horton UMC. Bonnie’s quilt was purchased at the Clergywomen’s Breakfast by all who attended and given as a gift to
But that is not all, the UMW also joined in this connectional effort. Working together, they contributed a total of $2,563! That’s enough to send four children to school for a whole year – all because a group of women creatively chose to make a small sacrifice of giving up their annual luncheon and, instead, donating the cost of their lunch ticket to help little children come to know the love of God.
What a difference we can and are making through the connection – together we can make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Thank you
You can still help
What’s next, and how can you help? More children need to be sponsored through the Adopt-A Student program and those who have been sponsored need that sponsorship renewed each year. It’s a tall order, but working together as a connected people, each contributing what they have – whether it be money, time, talents or all of the above – we can get the job done. (That’s actually not only a Wesleyan model, but also a Biblical one. Check out Acts 2:42-47.)
Here is what you can do: Sponsor a child as a church or as a Sunday school class – if 60 people gave $10, together you could sponsor a child and transform a life through the gospel. Sew items for sale at your Fall and Christmas bizarre and/or festivals and donate the proceeds to the Adopt-A-Student program. If you can sew or your church has a sewing ministry, we will give you the fabric without charge, in return for your commitment to sew and donate the proceeds.
Sew items for sale at Conference/District events and donate the proceeds. We supply the fabric you need at no cost to you. You supply the talent and time.
The following items sold the best or were requested: children’s and adult bib aprons, casserole covers, prayer squares, lined/unlined bible covers, tissue holders, quilts, pastor’s stoles, altar cloths, placemats and napkins. Check out the pictures online of all the items for sale.
To join in the ongoing fun, please contact Shirley Broome, administrative assistant for the Center for Missional Excellence, at 713-521-9383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fabric is available at the conference office or your district office for this project. We look forward to hearing from you.