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May 2010

Anonymous Donor Offers Matching Gift
for School in Paraguay

New Horizon Methodist SchoolBy David Webb

Are you up for a challenge? For children in Paraguay who need a safe school, you could make the difference.

People who support mission through The Advance come from all over. Some are younger and some are older. They come from all backgrounds and places. And some like to challenge others to meet crucial needs. A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged up to $50,000 in support for Advance #3021089, New Horizon Methodist School in Paraguay. The donor will match each dollar that is given to this project from June 1, 2010 through June 1, 2011.

New Horizon Methodist School New Horizon Methodist School offers Christian education to more than 520 students in a violence- and crime-ridden area. The school offers rich instruction grounded in Christian principles and supplemented with arts and recreation. By sharing the Good News with students, the expectation is that these young people will grow into leaders who will make a future difference in Paraguay and beyond.

The Advance respects the anonymity of this donor, while celebrating such generosity. And with this sponsor walking the second mile with you, imagine the possibilities of making a difference in the lives of children at New Horizon Methodist School.

Mother And Child Survival ProjectAdvocate of the Month

The Advocate of the Month for May is the congregation of First United Methodist Church of Durango, Colorado. First UMC encourages its members to support mission through gifts at Christmas. This year, the church is taking that generosity to the next level. Instead of honoring moms and dads with flowers or chocolates on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, First UMC honored them with gifts of mission. The money allocated for moms was given to Advance #982645, Mother and Child Survival; while the budget for dads will support Advance #3020712, Liberia United Methodist Men. These are gifts that change lives, and The Advance thanks First United Methodist Church for being such great advocates of mission!

Lauren Brown Did You Know?

Lauren Brown, a retired chemist, started a four-month solo journey across the US on a bicycle to raise awareness and $25,000 to support Advance #3021179, Methodist Dormitories for Rural Children, a ministry serving children in need in India. Brown started the journey after a service of blessing at San Luis Obispo UMC on April 26, and has charted a coast-to-coast trek that is scheduled to wrap up on August 15 in Washington, DC. Watch for updates at www.advancinghope.org and visit Brown's website, www.bfki.us.

Alternative Giving Featured Resource

With Mother's Day, Father’s Day, graduations, and Memorial Day, May and June are two months with several gift-giving occasions. Why bother with crowded stores or uncertain sizes and styles? An Alternative Gift to support a missionary or a project through The Advance is always suitable. We even have downloadable cards that you can give the recipient immediately. Let your loved one know you care with an Alternative Gift through The Advance.

Quick links to Advance Projects in this issue

Thank you for giving generously through The Advance. Your gifts truly make a difference!

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