Global Mission Committee Chair, PJ May, gives an update on the Global Mission Race at the 2016 Synod Assembly.
First – on behalf of the FB Synod Global Mission Committee, I want to thank everyone who stopped by our display table at the Synod Assembly and voted for our display!! The prize basket held lots of summer fun goodies that I shared with other Global Mission Committee members who helped with the display – Chris Klafs and Marcee Strickland.
Second – thank you to everyone who participated in our fund raising race by donating to our three projects – the Haiti Vehicle Fund, the Danielle Dokmann Parsonage renovation fund in Surinam, and “La Finca” in Cuba.
THANK YOU TO OUR RACE DONORS!!
|Pr. Rusty May|
|St. Paul Lutheran Church – Sarasota||Judy Clark|
|Pr. Robert Schmalzle||Jennifer Lohr||Pr. Kathy Flores-Shubert|
|Kathy Emanuelson||Pr. Tom & Anita Unrath||Nancy Taylor|
|Art Stoutenburg||Sue Lignell||Linda Spencer|
|Roger Suarez||Tracy Moffatt|
|Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church||Carmen Munoz-Reidel||Pr. Dave Kruger|
|Jane Wiley||Marcee Strickland||Jerry Johnson|
|Larry Boudon||Cheryl Stuart||Marty Hillerich|
|Tonya LaBarbera||Steve Beumer|
|Pr. Jaime Dubon|
Here are the current standings:
ORDINAND DANIELLE DOKMANN FROM SURINAM! FUNDS WILL GO TO
HELP DANIELLE GET A GOOD START ON HER FIRST CALL AND RENOVATE
THE PARSONAGE WHERE SHE WILL BE LIVING.
Amount raised so far – $1361 (as of 6/27/2016)
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FUND FOR THE ELH (Lutheran Church in Haiti)
FUNDS NEEDED TO HELP PAY FOR REGULAR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND TIRES!
Amount raised so far – $983
(as of 6/27/2016)
IN THE LEAD AND RACING TO WIN THE FIRST PRIZE OF $500 – LA FINCA!
THIS FARM PROJECT IN CUBA NEEDS MONEY TO MAKE IT A PROFITABLE VENTURE IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS.
Amount raised so far – $3126 (as of 6/27/16)
The race continues…………..
The finish line is $5000! Whichever project reaches the finish line first gets an additional $500 (thanks to an anonymous donor). The Global Mission Committee will continue to accept donations for the three projects through November 1st. We hope congregations and conferences throughout the Florida Bahamas Synod will participate in donating to the race and help fund these companion church projects.
Global Mission Sunday is October 2nd – a perfect time to celebrate our global church companions and take up a collection!
Contact PJ May, Global Mission Committee Chair at email@example.com with any questions about how to get your congregation or conference involved or to schedule a Global Mission presentation.
By the way – Thrivent members are now able to designate Thrivent Choice Dollars to Global Mission.
Step 1 – On the Thrivent website – designate your Choice Dollars to the Florida Bahamas Synod.
Step 2 – Send an email to Michele Hilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Raymond (email@example.com) to tell them where you want th