Mission offering to help children at home, in Africa


It will be a joy to gather in June for Annual Conference at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.   

The annual conference offering will be designated for ministries with children and youth, in response to the strong leading that local churches in Mississippi are sensing to embrace with growing enthusiasm and creativity ministries with those who are young. 

Fifty percent of the offering will be used in Zimbabwe to support ministries with children and youth, and 50 percent of the offering will be used in Mississippi for the same purpose. In this way, we will continue to engage chabadza, friendship and partnership with those already at work to strengthen resolve, effectiveness and missional impact. 

The offering will be received on Monday evening during the Mission Service. It will be particularly meaningful to celebrate generosity toward children and youth as the Mississippi Conference Youth Team returns from Zimbabwe on June 7, three days prior to the beginning of Annual Conference. May we sing doxologies of praise as our gifts overflow toward those who Jesus blessed long ago. 

I give thanks for your partnership in every good work, and I look forward to amazing generosity as we gather in June.