April Mission Moments
How wonderful that Spring is finally here! Along with the beautiful flowers springing up all over, we also have several mission projects “springing up”! Before you read about them, I want to thank everyone for supporting the Church World Service (CWS) Blanket Fund. I don’t have the final total yet, but as of now, over $600 was collected for blankets so that will translate into more than 60 blankets for those in need!
IMA World Health
During the soup suppers, we are collecting money to send to Interfaith Medical Assistance (IMA) World Health for medical kits. IMA supports the medical needs of people around the world by providing vaccines, medications, mom and baby care and more. If you aren’t able to come to the soup suppers and would like to give to IMA, just let me know. Please check out their amazing work at https://imaworldhealth.org/.
One Great Hour of Sharing
On Palm Sunday, April 14th, we will collect an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing. It is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world. A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. https://www.pcusa.org/.
Church World Service Hygiene Kits
In April and May, we will continue the tradition of making hygiene kits for Church World Service. https://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/hygiene-kits/
The kit example and instructions are in the mission area, along with a poster showing where the kits are distributed and a letter from CWS thanking us for being kit ambassadors. In 2018, 174,000 kits and blankets were distributed worldwide, including here in the United States and in Puerto Rico.
We are blessed to be able to do God’s work in the world through our worship and our grateful response to His goodness. As we celebrate Easter, may we continue to live the resurrection promise and to pass the good news on to those we meet along the way, through our words and our actions.
-Corinne Latini, Mission Commission
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017