World Outreach Ministries
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of gift filled shoeboxes around the world to boys and girls who are suffering because of war, disaster, poverty, illness, or neglect. The children who receive the boxes also learn about God’s greatest gift; His Son, Jesus Christ. You can participate in this existing project of Samaritan’s Purse by filling our own shoeboxes with a variety of small gifts. You can also donate money to be used in shipping the boxes and distributing Christian literature. In October brochures will be available giving specific instructions on packing your shoebox. Boxes are collected the week before Thanksgiving. You can begin now collecting small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc. to fill shoeboxes. With your help we can bring joy and hope to millions of children this Christmas. Contact Brandi Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
United Methodist Committee on Relief UMCOR is the global humanitarian aid organization of The United Methodist Church, working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Their mission is to alleviate human suffering – whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster – with open minds and hearts to all people. They partner with people to rebuild their livelihoods, health, and homes. In times of acute crisis they mobilize aid to stricken area – emergency supplies, fresh water, and temporary shelter. They stay, as long as it takes, to implement long-term recovery and rehabilitation.
As disciples of Christ, JUMC recognizes there are many unmet human needs in the world and see it as our charge to help alleviate these needs. The Missions Committee seeks to identify those needs and communicate them to the congregation. The wide variety of talents, resources, gifts, interests and skills in our congregation provides for a wide variety of outreach opportunities.
The variety of mission activities is demonstrative of the church’s commitment to serve in many different arenas.
Kenya: Obaga school lunches.
JUMC is blessed to continue the Obaga Primary School lunch program. With funds in the operating budget directed toward the lunches and matching funds from Serv Ministries International the Jewel’s can cook for the 450 students again this year. With the drought and famine in East Africa, our village of Obaga, along with many others has been severely affected. It is likely that the food that the students are getting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at school may be all that they have had to eat many times. The Jewels have been in charge of this food project. Therefore the community is looking to a group of widows to feed their children! These ladies that are generally treated with such disrespect have been a source of hope for an entire village thanks in great part to Jasper UMC! Now the Jewels are reaching out to their neighbors! There has not been enough rain for a growing season in over two years. The production of the SERV Ministries food depends on donations If this project is close to your heart, please consider a donation to SERV Ministries Int’l, either directly or through JUMC marked SERV food. To learn more visit their website at www.servone.org