Diverse Ways to Prepare for School by Helping Others

Date Posted: 8/10/2011

In Cote d’Ivoire, thousands of children lack the opportunity to attend primary school. Through its Adopt-A-Student program, the Texas Annual Conference is working to change that reality and make disciples of Jesus Christ at the same time. Working together across the connection, we are doing together what we cannot do alone – transforming the world by making disciples of Jesus Christ, one student at a time. For $600 a year, a child in Cote d’Ivoire can attend a United Methodist primary school where they not only learn reading, writing, math and other subjects, but also hear the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ for their lives.


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-



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 in and through the gospel.


Sew items for sale at your Fall and Christmas Bazaars 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. If you would like to join in the on-going fun, please contact Shirley Broome, Administrative Assistant for the Center for Missional Excellence at 713-521-9383 or sbroome@txcumc.org.


Fabric is available at the conference office or your district office for this project. Here is a list of the items that sold the best or were requested: Children’s and adult bib aprons, casserole covers, prayer squares, lined/unlined bible covers, tissue holders, quilts, pastors stoles, altar cloths, placemats and napkins. Check out the pictures on the Conference web site, www.txcumc.org/specialfabric of all the items we had for sale.