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.
With great excitement and expectation, 18 individuals from 9 different churches within our Senatobia District will be heading to El Salvador on a short-term mission trip. We will depart on June 12th and return on June 20th. For the past four years, the Senatobia District has made this trip and partnered with Salvadorian Mission Projects (salvadoranmissionprojects.com). While abroad, our work will consist of three components: church construction, Vacation Bible School, and a Feeding and Evangelism ministry (distributing food and visiting with families in the surrounding area).
As we join our brothers and sisters in El Salvador, we hope to be intentional with our words, our listening, and our actions. In each opportunity we are granted, we hope to be an example of the love and mercy of Christ. As a team, we firmly believe that the Lord is already at work in El Salvador; He will meet us as we arrive, and He will continue a special work in the place and the people when we depart. We ask for you to faithfully spend time in prayer for the team as we prepare both spiritually and logistically for the trip ahead. We also welcome prayers for our safety, our journey, and most importantly our mission. As a team, we will need prayers that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to and with the people of El Salvador! We go with expectant hearts- listening to the call God has placed on us to go forth in His name.
Madison (Madii) Sowell
2nd Year El Salvador Team Member
Member of Maples Memorial UMC
Dear Mississippi United Methodist clergy,
I want to let you know about our big conference-wide push for this year’s missions focus, Imagine No Malaria. It is during Lent. We are asking all of our congregations to consider making Imagine No Malaria part of their church’s Lenten worship.
On our conference website, we have the following resources you can download and provide to your congregation:
- A Mississippi Conference Lenten Devotion Guide with devotions written by some of our own Mississippi folks. This booklet includes stories about what Imagine No Malaria is doing to save lives in our world and a Lenten “Giving from Abundance Calendar.”
- Digital backgrounds for PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
- Bulletin inserts for each Sunday during Lent
- A huge worship guide with sermon helps, Sunday school/children’s church lessons, liturgical readings, hymn recommendations and much more
This Lenten focus will stretch us all spiritually. We will see how when we work together there is power – the power of purer hearts, radical justice and life-saving generosity in Jesus’ name.
Will you consider making Imagine No Malaria part of your church’s worship focus during Lent? If so, everything you’ll need is available here in the Imagine No Malaria Lenten Tool Kit.
Imagine No Malaria field coordinator
P.S. If your church doesn’t have the capability to download and make copies of these resources, please let me know by email at email@example.com or by phone/text at 662.825.0949. I will do my best to get hard copies of resources to you.
For more information or to download an application visit –
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