UMM Quarter Campaign Nets $3,600 for Mission
When 24 men agreed to save a quarter a day, persons who need Bibles, earthquake victims in
In March, 2010, Wayne Custer, president of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of United Methodist Men, challenged conference presidents to put a quarter a day away for the next 365 days.
One year later, Custer found 24 conference presidents had accepted his challenge. They each brought in $91.25, giving a total amount of $2,190.
Contributors then agreed to provide$480 of that total for Faith Sharing New Testaments to be given to friends and strangers.
A total of $960 was set aside to purchase building material for
The remaining $750 was allocated for Meals for Millions, a feeding ministry of the Society of St. Andrews. The timing of that gift couldn’t have been better as it was given prior to an April 30 deadline for an additional $450 from the Feinstein Foundation, bringing the total amount to feed the hungry to $!,200.
When you add all amounts and matching grants, the quarter-a-day campaign netted $3,600 for New Testaments, building materials in
“God has truly blessed us,” said Custer.
He hopes to double the number of participants in the quarter-a-day effort over the next 12 months.
“Local units of United Methodist Men might consider using the same painless-giving plan to raise funds for local and national missions,” said Custer.