Saturday, August 16, 2008

Encounter with Christ, continued

Many distinctive ministries which match local needs and assist the Church in helping people to hear and experience Good News for today are being developed thanks to partnerships. US churches and mission agencies are better learning to listen and to take the lead of leadership within various countries. Said another way, it's not just a mission leader in NYC making a decision or the US exporting our ideas and approach to Christianity. The funding provided these groups through the end of 2006 was $150,000. Most of the funding for the groups falls in the $4000-8000 range per year! Here's an idea of 2007 projects and locations supported in coalition with Methodists "here and there":

Argentina- Youth: Mission Formation

Bolivia- Indigenous Leaders Training
-Youth Leaders Training

Brazil- Ministries with People of African Descent
-Vocational Training

Bogota, Columbia - Community Group & Radio Workers Training in Conflict Zones

Columbia- Dignifying Quality of Life for Indigenous and African Descendants

Dominican Republic- Growing with Christ: Christian education as a means of evangelization and holistic care for children

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- Technical/Vocational School Program

Ecuador- Dancing to Live- new families of African and indigenous descent are moving into an area near Quito where the church is establishing ministries to them through the arts and native dance.

Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia- Leadership Development Program through CIEMAL

Guatemala- Transformed to Transform Others- emphasis on mission strategy

Barbados- Church School Curriculum

MCCA Haiti District- support of Delmas Boys Home where 23 boys reside

Leeward Islands- Reaching Others for Christ through Vocational and Educational Training

Mexico- Home for Indigenous Students

Managua, Nicaragua- Good Samaritan Medicine Program

Panama Vieja, Panama- Women's Health Orientation Clinic

Peru- Education and Community Development for Children and Youth

Uruguay-Methodist Institute for Pedagological and Pastoral Studies

Uruguay- Evangelization and Expansions in Artigas

Venezuela- Primary Health Care Based in Community

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