El Salvador Mission Trip
You are invited to travel on mission with the Fairway District to Ahuachapan El Salvador on July 6th - 13th. The team will work with Salvadoran Mission Projects and Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en El Salvador to assist in building a new school and distributing food to the community. The estimated cost of the trip is $1800-$1900 per person. Team members must have a valid passport. Children 14 and older are invited to join us! There is a $100 deposit due at the time of application. For more information contact Rev. Jane Leechford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-630-8787. This trip is open to both clergy and laity. The last day to register is Wednesday, May 1st. The link to register is: https://fairwaydistrictnc.org/application-for-mission-experience-team-to-el-salvador/
Project Agape (American Greater Armenian Partnership Efforts)
Humanitarian Partnership: Project AGAPE is the collaborative effort of both United Methodist conferences in North Carolina, who have worked in cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Church since 1993-4, some 6,000 miles away in the Euro-Asian part of the world. The ministry of the Western NC and North Carolina Conferences serves the Kashatagh region, the sole humanitarian aid partnership licensed by the Republic of Artsakh government. Long-standing, multi-layered conflict prevents any other humanitarians group from working with the people of this area, who struggle with this way of life. In more than two decades of ministry, Project AGAPE has shared the love of Christ by continuing early projects and adopting new efforts for and with the people of Armenia and Artsakh, as this ministry serves those in Kashatagh and in border villages. It isn't a matter of the conferences giving time, talents, and money. Project AGAPE efforts help the people learn and grow into better lives for individuals, families, and communities.
Essential Ministry Grows:
- Humanitarian aid items are dropped off/collected from all over the state. They are sorted at the Mission Response Center in Terrell or the MERCI Center in Goldsboro, then shipped to Yerevan in Armenia. The Project AGAPE Country Director coordinates transportation from Yerevan to the Kashatagh region. Humanitarian aid items are then shipped to the warehouse in Artsakh, where they are distributed.
- The orphanage, hospital, sanitation improvement and more are nurtured by Project AGAPE.
- Families are provided with animals through the Agricultural Development Project, giving families cattle and chicken along with tools for gardening for food and breeding.
- Mission building teams rebuilt houses and help residents find hope in the Berdzor area. At least once building team from each conference, and often more, work each year, missionary engaging the community and hosting Vacation Bible School for the local children at the AGAPE Christian Education Center.
- Donations help support the Berdzor priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the chief doctor of the AGAPE hospital, the AGAPE staff, head veterinarian in the scope of the Agricultural Development Project, and operational costs, such as utilities, insurance, office space, vehicle repairs, fuel, etc.