What mission projects are you or your church doing?greenspun.com : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread
I love hearing what churches and people are doing for mission projects. It is great to see the work being done by Christians. It is easy to discuss the bad things that churches are doing. So let's make a joyful noise for the good work we are doing for Christ.Please tell us about your mission projects whether they are oversees of local projects. Thanks everyone, I love you!
-- Anonymous, March 12, 2001
I am the Senior Pastor of Ebenezer AME Church in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. I tell you my brother, though we live in the capital, the members are living in harsh conditions. Some of our members are living in corrugated zinc houses, with no electricity. Now you got a picture what I am talking about when I say that 75% of the members of the congregation are unemployed. Thus the church helps with hampers, not on a regular basis, but as the church manage to raise sufficient funds over time. The highlight of this hamper program is the Christmast Hampers for the aged. We have also started our own education assistance program, where we will try to assist our youngsters with school fees etc. However, the fund is still very little and one can hardly assist the learners yet. If there are people reading this, I am pleading with you to help us to keep these learners in school.
-- Anonymous, March 13, 2001
The Purity AME Church in the new Wanaheda/Soweto suburb of the Windhoek, the capital of the Republic of Namibia in the 15th Episcopal District under the dynamic and spirit-filled leadership of Bishop Gregory G M Ingram, is a relativel young congregation. It was founded in September 1992 by resolution of the Namibia Annual Conference and the initial founding members were from the Ebenezer AME Church in Katutura. Currently we are in the process to pay off the prime piece of land we have acquired Independence Avenue, and that is our major project. By next year March we hope to start the real building process of the sanctuary plus pre-school facility (on small scale). The Rev. Willem Simon Hanse is the Senior Minister, and the Rev. Charles D Fredericks is the Associate Minister, and we have 171 members on our Church Roll. On any given Sunday we have about 90 adults and about 130 children in worship. Our Annual Theme for 2001 is: "Mustard Seed faith People", and our ministry is geared toward increasing faith, testimony and witness. We are serious with stewardship and tithing is the official stewardship position. We are thankful that more and more people are inspired by the Holy Ghost in this regard, and that we are still on schedule with all our financial responsibilities. We are one happy group of saints, for we are mindful for what the Lord has done and is doing for us, is spite of our human weaknesses. The Lord is good and His praise shall be forever on our lips. The Purity AME Church is delighted to have been chosen to host the 2001 Session of the Namibia Annual Conference from August 15th - 19th, 2001. We wish to invite and welcome you to this historic session - our first!! We are small in numbers, but our hearts are open wide to receive, accomodate and feed visitors from far and near. If you have the time, visit our Internet Webpage atL http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch15051 and you can write to our minister at his hotmail address given or contact the church administrator at email@example.com We remain the mustard seed faith people
God bless Rev. Willem Simon Hanse
Post Script: The Namibia Annual Conference internet webpage can be viewed at: http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch10835
-- Anonymous, March 13, 2001
Yahoo! We are Mustard Seed People just like our sister church Purity AME church. I am so excited about doing mission and partnering with our churches in Africa. I want to share some blessings that have come from having a Mission Project. Today in our worship service a thirteen year old gave a wonderful report about the country of Namibia, he even made a map for the congregation. He is very shy, and because he has a "sister church" he overcame his shyness. During Fellowship hour we discussed Mutual Funds as a way to fund our mission projects. It was exciting for we are a new church and reading email from Purity AME to the congregation is a blessing. For Purity AME is a Spiritual mentor to us. I encourage all churches or individuals in the USA and England to help our sisters and brother in Africa, Pastor Ursula in South Africa has a project that could use financial help. She is working with kids, getting them off the streets and needs our help. Can you imagine the blessing we will receive when we send money. Purity AME has given my church so much in terms of love for Christ and coming together when they do not have a sanctuary. St. Paul Community Church does not have a building either. But our sister church in Namibia shows us how to be strong in the faith. Let us share with one another. I love you dearly!
-- Anonymous, March 18, 2001