The Stewardship in Mission newsletter shares stories of mission and how to make supporting contributions. It keeps you informed about the ministry of The United Methodist Church through mission and the difference every gift makes.
In This Issue
- Your Gift Matters: Sustained Farming - Page 1
- A Gift to Mission: Clean Water Saves Lives - Page 2
- Special Sundays Offerings: World Communion Sunday Funds Scholarships - Page 3
- Quiz Yourself: My United Methodist Church - Page 4
Excerpts from Fall 2008 Edition
Your Gift Matters: Sustained Farming
An often-used phrase is, “If you give someone a fish, you feed him for a day; if you teach someone to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Mission through the General Board of Global Ministries has always worked to give the gift of teaching so that the hungry can be fed. Your gift makes it possible to bring added focus to combating world hunger.
Sustained farming is one long-term solution to eradicate hunger. Smaller community and family farms have proven very successful in ending hunger in parts of Africa and Central America. A small farm produces enough to feed a family plus a little bit extra to share or sell. Equally important, a small farm yields independence for the farm family.
Sustained farming carries another advantage in reducing world hunger: it eliminates many fuel-related costs. Shipping food grown in one location to people elsewhere adds fuel expense. Family farms produce the food that the families eat, without shipping and without added fuel costs.
A Gift to Mission: Clean Water Saves Lives
Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like if an everyday task led to sickness or death? Each day, you do what you were taught to do. You brush your teeth. It’s so simple. Hold your toothbrush under some water. Add toothpaste and brush. Rinse the toothbrush under running water and rinse your mouth. But what if the water were unclean?
Special Sundays Offerings: World Communion Sunday Funds Scholarships
Each of the six Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church has a special focus. Celebrated annually on the first Sunday of October, World Communion Sunday provides Christians with a day to share the sacrament of Holy Communion and unite in giving to the future.
Read the entire issue and see the photos for this edition of Stewardship in Mission:
Fall 2008 Newsletter(PDF, 4 pp., 619K)