Please prayerfully consider joining Central UMC and others across the Western North Carolina conference as we partner with Esther Gitobu, Central's missionary from the Global Board of Missions, in Cambodia February 3 - 13th, 2017. The cost of the trip is estimated around $2,500 - $2,800 (including airfare). Please attend our information session on December 11th for more details.
Here is a letter from Esther:
Dear Friends of Cambodia Mission,
Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all of you out there!
We, your sisters and brothers here in Cambodia present our heartfelt thanksgiving greetings and wish to inform you that our hearts are with you in prayer as you travel far and near to be with your lovely families and friends during this thanksgiving holiday.
As you gather around your thanksgiving dinner tables to share with families and friends about the goodness of God, we also remember with gratefulness your countless self-given support to the work of the church here in Cambodia. As you share the good news of new experiences and excitements with each other, please also remember to share the stories of the amazing love of God at work through your ministry with the Church in the Cambodia. The impact of your generous support and sacrifices for our ministries are far reaching.
What a blessing! Our 69 girls at Susannah Wesley dormitory at Samrath Church are able to attend the best high school in Cambodia because of your love for your neighbors near and far. We continue to rejoice at the growth of this ministry that began with only 6 girls. We give thanks for 79 young people who have been enabled to go to college. Never in their wildest dreams did they ever think they could go to college due to lack of resources to attain college education. The list goes on and on….We are indeed very, very grateful!
And yes, with just one week to go for the UMC #GivingTuesday, which is just around the corner, we ask you to join us again. UMC #GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. It offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season with giving instead of getting. “GIVE LIGHT. GIVE LOVE. GIVE LIFE.
We encourage you to continue to imagine how much more we can achieve together if you just consider giving a little more at the upcoming UMC #Giving Tuesday, which begins at 12:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on November 29, 2016, please consider supporting-:
- Children and Youth Scholarship Advance # 3020791
- Esther Gitobu Covenant support Advance # 13959Z
- Susannah Wesley Dormitory for the Girls Advance # 3020791
On behalf of your sisters and brother in Cambodia, we thank you all as you continue to engage in mission to make the world a better place. We are honored to work with you and look forward to how God will continue to connect us in Ministry.
Together in His service!