Dominican Republic Trip


 

This week (June 16- 21st) our Salt & Light High School Choir are participating in a mission trip in the Dominican Republic.  26 team members (19 students and 7 adults) are traveling to Juan Dolio to lead worship, teach VBS and spend time with children in a school and a girl's orphanage. They will also visit the Sugar Cane villages in San Pedro to spend time sharing the Love of Jesus with the children of the villages. They will sing worship songs with them in Spanish and lead a VBS at each village.

Prayer

Please pray that they are able to communicate God's Love to the children and adults they will come in contact with... even with the language barrier. Pray that the phrases, scriptures, and the music they have learned in Spanish will help the team connect with the people of the Dominican Republic. That they would have a safe and life changing trip.

Conference Offerings


 

Every year the Holston Conference takes up an offering at its annual conference to support a ministry that is close to the Conference’s heart.  This year the Holston Conference has chosen for the offering to go to support our South Sudanese brothers and sisters who are in exile in Northern Uganda, including the children of Grace Home.  Christ UMC will send our offering with our Pastors to annual conference to support the exiled South Sudanese children, as well as several pastors who live in three different refugee camps in North Uganda. Education and increasing self-sufficiency in the Sudanese people are two very important emphases that will help them look to a future beyond the camps.  For more information click here.
 
PRAYER
 
Every year the Holston Conference takes up an offering at its annual conference. This year the Conference has chosen for the offering to support our South Sudanese brothers and sisters who are in exile in Northern Uganda, including the children of Grace Home. Heavenly Father, You know the grave situation in North Uganda. We are grateful for the pastors and others who are working to improve the lives of these children and adults.  We pray that the monies contributed will be used wisely, for Your glory and for the growth of Your Kingdom.
 

Costa Rica Children's Home


 

Christ UMC helps support this seven-acre home/property, located Coronado, near San Jose through its annual missions budget.  Presently there are 23 children in two houses which hold up to 12 children each. These children are legally abandoned; they may be adopted, or returned to their homes, or stay until they reach legal age for departure.  Construction has begun of a multi-purpose building to house classrooms, sports areas, kitchen and community room; it will serve the community as well. Completion target is early 2019.  For more information click here.
 
PRAYER
 
Christ UMC helps support the Costa Rica Methodist Children’s Home; a seven-acre home/property, located in Coronado, near San Jose through its annual missions budget. Dear God, we strive to carry out Your command to love and serve others by giving to the Costa Rica Methodist Children’s Home which serves children without families.  Help us each day to fill our hearts with Your compassion, and to be faithful in praying for these children in Costa Rica to grow in Your grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ through the workers who are Your hands and feet.