(NOTE:  This article is adapted from our newsletter. Some names have been left out  – it’s cyberspace, we don’t want to take any chances. The above video was shown in church to give a taste of what Ron Pinson, one of our elders, and a retired maxillofacial surgeon, will be doing aboard a Mercy Ship in Africa. As part of his journey, he will have the opportunity to bring goods to missionaries we support there.  So here is a list of things you can help with).

As a congregation we have the opportunity to send items of love to our missionaries when Ron Pinson goes to the Mercy Ship Africa as a volunteer surgeon. He will be checking one or two bags that can carry items for the two families we support there. The congregation needs to remember that he is taking bags with 50 lb limits including the toilet seats – as opposed to a shipping container. So we are looking at a love offering of a few items –  not 55 gallon drums of Costco peanut butter. If a person wants to give money there are two ways:

  1. For any items that the missionaries order online you can donate as designated giving to the missions committee – like for toilet seats and computer items.
  2. Small cash donations can be given through the office or designated giving to pick up small items like M & Ms to fill space in suitcases.

For Family 1 (stop in and grab our newsletter for “who’s who”):

Also, if you would like to donate money (checks made out to “designated Missions”), the monies will go towards 3 toilet seats that are needed.

For Family 2:

For any questions – Contact Ron Pinson.

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