What could be so exciting that a pastor would write a 3 1/2 page letter to the Bishop describing what his local church was able to accomplish in the area of mission? For Rev. Brian Wellborn, Pastor of Outreach and Mission at Holland’s UMC (Capital District) it was the success of his church’s “Give Five Read Five” ministry. Pastor Wellborn writes:
It is with a grateful heart that I write to share and celebrate with you what God is doing through the “Give Five Read Five” program and ministry opportunity here in the Southern Region of Wake County.
As you may recall, the word used to describe this endeavor of collecting 20,000 books so that every child at eight elementary schools would receive 5 books before the summer months was… ambitious. …… We know at this point that we will have no less than 26,441 books.
More about Hollands UMC’s outreach ministry in the community may be read in Pastor Wellborn’s edited letter to Bishop Hope – Holland’s UMC Good News.