July 14 – SELF-HELP INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY
Self-Help International is a non-profit
organization based in Waverly, Iowa.
Self-Help has worked with poor farm families
in developing countries since 1959 and is
currently focusing its efforts in Ghana and
Nicaragua in Central and South America. The
mission at Self-Help is to alleviate hunger
by helping people help themselves. They are doing this through multiple in Ghana and Nicaragua. Those projects include promoting Quality Protein Maize (QPM), providing training in appropriate cultivation, harvest and post-harvest practices, providing training and loans for women’s micro-credit enterprises, and a feeding project to alleviate malnutrition among weaning babies and preschool children.
***Please designate your offering to its intended purpose, i.e., General Fund, Building Fund, Missions, etc. by writing your instructions on your check or ‘giving envelope’. Offerings not designated will go to the General Fund.
Mission Kit of the Month
We are continuing the Mission Kit of the Month this year for the kits that we send to Fill the Truck and Thanksgiving Ingathering for UMCOR. So, there will be only 2 different kits and they will run from March--October during several different months. Note that the School Kit now contains 1 Pkg of Loose-leaf paper with 100-200 pages in addition to the 3 notebooks. Also, the Health Kit now has 10 Band-Aids instead of 6 and Toenail Clippers are acceptable along with Nail Clippers. If you would like to buy the items in the kit, you could do that yourself or share buying the items with another person. Or you could give a donation for the amount of the kit. Whatever you can do to help out would be appreciated. Thanks. Karen Hansen 448-4456.
March/April/July/August-School Kit: $11- 1 pr Scissors BLUNT with rounded tip (NO plastic), 3 spiral Notebooks (11" x 8 1/2", wide-rule or college-rule, 3-hole with at least 70 pages), 1 Pkg Loose-leaf paper with 100-200 pages, 1 Pencil Sharpener hand-held at least 2" long, 1 Ruler hard or flexible with centimeters, 6 UNSHARPENED Pencils with eraser, 1 Eraser plain 2 1/2" (Pink or White), 1 Box of 24 Crayons. (UMCOR)
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