Offering Focus for Annual Conference on Saturday, August 22
Rural Missouri Connection
Ways to Give:
Text the amount you’d like to give and the word "RURAL" to 573-207-4546 (for example, "100 RURAL" to 573-207-4546)
Check payable to Missouri Annual Conference, 3601 Amron Ct., Columbia, MO 65202. Memo: Rural Ministry Connection
Over 90 percent of Missouri land is classified as rural but only 30.6 percent of the population lives in those areas. This reality presents a unique set of challenges, particularly around issues of poverty and access. Fortunately, the churches of the Missouri Annual Conference are engaged in many of these communities. Your gift toward this initiative will act as a launching pad for rural churches to respond with local, creative solutions that reduce human suffering and elevate communities.
Due to the postponement of annual conference, we will address offerings for the following ministries in unique ways in the coming months.
Mozambique Initiative | Mobile Health Clinics
Promoting global health is more important than ever. The Mozambique Initiative is partnering to extend access to healthcare in rural Mozambique. Building from the strength of the hospital in Chicuque, mobile health clinics bring medical care and consultation to remote communities. Equipped mobile clinic vehicles travel to churches, schools, and community centers to provide vaccinations, maternal and child health, screenings, treatments and health education. 2020 has already stretched healthcare resources in Mozambique. Your gift will provide the materials necessary to bring health and healing to people far from medical centers.
Pathway Out of Poverty | 100,000 Books for 100,000 Students
Adaptation in education has become the new normal. Students, teachers, parents, staff, administrators and others have worked to consider and reconsider how to work in this time. The challenge is particularly daunting for the most vulnerable students in Missouri. Together, we can make a difference. This summer, we will put books in the hands of students. Students from across the state can choose a book from the recommended selected titles and have it delivered to their home while supplies last. We will stay connected and stay committed to encouraging transformation through education.