A frequent question from people who have visited the area, heard a speaker or genuinely want to make a difference with their resources is: "How can I make a contribution in an efficient manner where it will do the most good?" Fortunately, the United Methodist Church has a mechanism to do just that. Each dollar directed through the General Board of Global Ministries is directed to the recipient with NO administrative or other fees. The program is called the Advance Special which represents giving above the normal contributions to the church.
For a gift to The Advance, make your check payable to the United Methodist Church where you worship. Be sure to write the Advance Project number and the Name of the project on the check in the NOTE/MEMO section. For local church and annual conference credit, put your check in the collection plate.
PASTORS' SCHOLARSHIPS - Advance # 14453A Ministerial Training, Kenya
The Methodist Church of Kenya has not had adequate funds to train pastors in universities. There is a critical need for pastors to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. Each pastor, especially the rural pastors, have many churches. The MCK needs pastors more than ever.
OPERATION OUTREACH - Advance # 09610A - Operation Outreach, Maua, Kenya
Provides mobile health care-school health services, community health training in remote villages.
An Advance gift will enable us greatly expand existing mobile community health care outreach work which takes essential preventive and curative health care services to areas within our district where such services are not available and the population is too poor to seek services from other sources. Services include preventive measures and treatment for AIDS, malaria, and bums, as well as family planning and health education.
AIDS ORPHANS' FEEDING AND EDUCATION SUPPORT
$10 per month feeds and provides for the primary school education of an AIDS orphan.
This ministry funds the feeding program for AIDS Orphans and provides for school uniforms, books and shoes, spiritual guidance, health and children's rights information, and some medical expenses for the AIDS Orphans whom we place in school. Most of these children live with their elderly grandmothers who cannot afford adequate food for the orphans. Advance #140161- AIDS Orphans' Project, Maua Hospital, Kenya
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM
This ministry provides prenatal, well baby, child growth monitoring, family planning, AIDS counseling and immunizations for the mothers and children to the Maua community through our clinic at Maua Methodist Hospital. The preventive health services are so important because its focus is prevention of disease and upgrading of the general health in our community. Advance # 140159 Maternal and Child Health Program
AIDS - TIME INITIATIVE - Advance # 140160 - AIDS Time Initiative
Provides outreach to our district on prevention of AIDS through a comprehensive program
BIO-INTENSIVE TRAINING CENTRE - Kaaga- Advance # 14217A Bio-Intensive Training Center
ZOE MINISTRIES - ZOE Giving Hope Ministry- Advance # 982023 - ZOE Ministries
We certainly need your continued prayers and are so appreciative of all the emails and prayers that we have received. They are such an encouragement and under gird our lives and work here.