Have you heard about a Givalanche for good?
Learn more and start your own today!
One gift can turn into something really big, will you help us get a Givalanche started? Not only will your gift make a difference in the lives of foster children at MCH, but you can honor a loved one with your donation. They will receive a Christmas card acknowledgment of your thoughtfulness in their name.
Here’s how it works:
Give: Make a donation! Big or small – every contribution helps our mission.Donate now.
Share: After your donation you will have the option to share with your friends and family. Use the special sharing links to post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, send an email, or copy the link to share any way you like!
Snowball: As others give, your gift will snowball into a Givalanche! New donors will be able to see the impact that your Givalanche has had so far and get inspired to join in.
Admire: Even a small initial contribution can grow into something massive, and we will keep you posted on it’s progress!
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Watch this quick video to see what Givalanche is all about
Methodist Children’s Homes is phasing out of the apportionment from the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church.
We need your help to promote and educate your congregation on the children’s home and the December Special Offering. 100% of the money collected from the Special Offering will fund our programs helping children and families.
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General Information…For over 118 years, the Methodist Children’s Homes has cared for over 11,000 children. The Methodist Children’s Homes believes that every child deserves to grow up in a place where they are safe and nurtured with compassion. At MCH abused and neglected children are given a safe place in which they can heal and thrive through provision, guidance and counseling. MCH seeks to bring restoration to children and youth who have been neglected or abused. By the end of their time with MCH they hope to see that each child finds reconciliation with their biological families, love within an adoptive family or success as a productive, independent adult. They do this by offering safe, structured and supportive home environments, life skills training and therapeutic services. You can heal with your prayers, resources and time.
How your voice changes lives… Because you share stories about the Children’s Homes, you are impacting the lives of over 100 children each year. Your voice is making a difference, and you are responsible for bringing awareness to the needs of children in your community. Because of your voice, you are helping brothers like Jacob and Joe whose mother abandoned them in an empty apartment without food or electricity. Your crazy-love for MCH is contagious, and you are providing nutritious meals, a warm bed, and a loving staff for these precious children.
How your prayers changes lives… We believe in the Power of Prayer. Because you radically pray for the children at the Methodist Children’s Homes, MCH is given opportunities to share Gods love with our kids like Brooke. She was angry at God for allowing her family to abuse her but because of your prayers she has now forgiven her family and accepted Christ as her Savior.
How your support changes lives… Because you financial support the Methodist Children’s Homes, infants like Eric, who was born addicted to drugs and later suffered severe abuse through Shaken Baby Syndrome now have a safe home with loving foster parents that are helping get him the medical attention he needs.
TO: pastors, missions chairs, children’s and youth workers, and lay leaders. !
Please see the attached toolkit for help with your church’s “LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR.” for the Methodist Children’s Home….
You will notice that this year’s video is in the toolkit. We are excited to share about MCH and think this video gives a good perspective on our organization.
Please contact either myself or Samantha Kalahar (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or feedback.
Mandy (McCullough) Bufkin
Methodist Children’s Homes
(601)853-5000 ext 1255
The 2018 District Mission Trip to El Salvador will be June 11-19, 2018. Sign up deadline will be January 19 with a $250 deposit due. Anyone interested in going for the first time must also submit an application. There is a maximum of 20 spots available, so members will be accepted as deposits and applications are received. Before illness hit last year, we were up to 19; I hope to have 20 this year. Attached are flyers and applications in various formats. Please help in promoting this trip. If you would like for a 2017 Team Member to share at your church/event, please let me know; we also have the 2017 DVD available if you’d like a copy for promotion.
I am very excited that Madii Sowell, member of Maples Memorial, has agreed to co-lead the trip with me this year. Madii went to El Salvador in 2015 and 2017 and is an awesome Christian and leader.
It is that time of year when we begin the big push for United Methodist missionaries. It has been an exciting year.
We heard from a District Superintendent in Uganda, Africa. We do not know how he heard about us, but he states that he has eight (8) churches on some river in his district where the children have NEVER had anything given to them. “If they could get a shoe box, it would be the high light of the year for them.“ We told him we would need the coloring book telling the story of the birth of Jesus, translated into their local language. Two weeks later, he returned it translated!
Three weeks later, that same District Superintendent wrote that the United Nations had a refugee camp in his district filled with people fleeing South Sudan, where a civil ware is raging over oil in Southern Sudan. Since then he has increased his request to 5,000 shoe boxes. We want to thank the N GA Conference and the Mt. Lakes District, in the N-AL Conference, for taking Uganda this year. We have never shipped to Africa, but we are trying this year.
Last year N. GA filled about 2,000 and the MT. Lakes district filled about 1,500 that went to Methodist missionaries in Spanish speaking countries. It appears that we may run short 3,500 shoe boxes for Spanish speaking children. So there is a great need for new churches to join helping fill this gap.
Questions for out HUB churches:
- Do you have enough shoe box supplies?
- Can you reach out to other United Methodist Churches within 50, 60 or more miles of you so the children will have the story of the birth of Jesus?
This is the time to get things lined up. School starts back in one month. Can we get done what the Lord has give us to do?
See some pictures below from Ecuador that arrived five (5) months late. Use them anyway you can. What can we do to help you?
United Methodist Disaster Warehouse
3220 Hwy 31 So., Building. F
Decatur, AL 35603
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