Bishop Ward is at MERCI with Ed Rutenkroger and Linda Heil, assembling Christmas boxes for Project Agape. Volunteers are needed to get the boxes ready to ship. Check the dates and make a plan to spend a few hours at MERCI to bless the children in Armenia.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
I’m at the MERCI Center today and we are working on Christmas boxes for Project Agape.
I’m Ed Rutenkroger and I’m just helping with what goes on down here and I love these Agape boxes. We really need some extra help to go through them, so if somebody can come, check the website, find the dates and come on.
I’m Linda Heil. I’m a volunteer here working on the Agape boxes, primarily making sure that everything is documented for Customs.
As Wesleyan Christians, we know that engagement with those in need in any way is a means of grace. We offer ourselves but we are always more blessed in the extending of our ministry.
And so, as your Bishop, I have decided to volunteer one day a month across this year either here at the MERCI Center or at one of our 13 Disaster Response Centers. I invite you to let your church know of these opportunities and to engage as this year unfolds. The more of us who do this hands-on work, the more others will be blessed and we will be blessed in the doing. Thank you for all that you’re doing here.
The doors of the MERCI Center are open as are our Disaster sites. You can go online and sign up for volunteering as an individual or as a team from your church.