Advocate of the Month
First United Methodist (Plymouth, Michigan) Youth
Global Ministries is excited to honor the youth group of First United Methodist Church in Plymouth, Michigan, and their leader, Mary Hagley, as the Advocate of the Month for April. Inspired by Isaiah 58:6--"Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?"--First United Methodist's youth used a weekend fast and resources from Global Ministries' B1 campaign to learn more about mission and to raise funds to alleviate suffering for the second consecutive year.
In 2010, these young leaders raised over $5,000 for mission. This year, they raised over $6,000, which they are dividing between Community Health and Development (CHAD) of Cambodia, Advance #14916A and Haiti Emergency, Advance #418325.
This success goes beyond raising funds. The enthusiasm of this second B1 event has strengthened the connections within this church that were created last year. The young people are fulfilling a commitment that B1 will be an annual event.
Why B1? When such connections are built, when such new understanding is gained, and when 100% of donations go to the designated ministry, the question is: why not B1? For more information on B1, please contact Amanda Mountain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-870-3794. You can also follow B1 on Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information