Sunday, December 28, 2008

Year End Donations?

If you're looking for a worthy cause to give an end-of-the-year donation to, can I make a suggestion?

When Clint went to Peru in October, he went as a video intern with MBMS International. He was so impacted by that experience that he started a blog :), joined a Bible Study, became a willing participant in a leadership development group, applied to go to University and cleaned his bedroom. As well, since returning home, he has made a commitment to raising funds for the project he was working on: The Shine On Video, Project C7728 (Scroll down to near bottom of project list.)

If you'd be interested in supporting this type of missions work (hey, not everyone can be a preaching/teaching/healing missionary) - thank you. You can donate online here if you're Canadian or here if you're from the States. In the comments section, mention that you are giving in response to a request made by Clint, participant #997050.

Many thanks.

Info 'bout the Menno's:

The Mennonite Brethren church was born in mission. Since it's formation in the Ukraine in 1860, Mennonites have been motivated by the Great commission of Jesus recorded in Matthew 28, which calls us to make disciples of all people groups. Our passion has been to respond to people’s needs, to preach the Good News, to see people baptized, and to facilitate the formation of vibrant, multiplying conference of churches.

This year marks the 108th year anniversary of an event in Buhler, Kansas that formalized it's commitment to global mission. In October of 1900, nine men signed their names to a document to form the American Mennonite Brethren Mission Union. It was an effort to unite the North American Mennonite Brethren churches in a common cause of global mission. Could they have dreamed what the next hundred years would accomplish? The MBMSI team has included more than 2,400 people as resident missionaries. Hundreds more have served for shorter periods of overseas ministry through Christian Service and Good News Corps, and thousands have served short-term though Youth Mission International, Church Partnership Evangelism, and Global Volunteer construction teams. And of course, the teams includes each church or individual who helped to fund the work, who prayed for missionaries and new believers, and who hosted missionaries in their churches and homes.

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