Our Communion Offering for 2018 is split in half each month to these Ministries/Missions:
One mission we will be supporting is the Rivers of Mercy Children’s home in Juarez, Mexico. This is a mission that University UMC has continued to support for several years now. This Christ-centered orphanage strives to show Christ’s love to the neglected, mistreated, and suffering children in the colonia ofAnapra. They started receiving children in May of 2007, and since then God has continued to bless this ministry as they make a difference in the lives of hurting children. These children become children who are happy, feel special and loved, feel secure in a family, and know the love of Jesus. They currently have the capacity to accommodate sixty children (ages 3-10). In 2017 they celebrated their 10th anniversary and were blessed to be able to purchase an additional piece of land in order to expand their on-site staff and serve more children.
The other mission we will be supporting comes from our on-going partnership with El Calvario United Methodist Mission. Their “Sanctuary of Hope” ministry is one that endeavors to welcome the stranger among us by providing a safe place for refugees as they make the transition into our country. El Clavario has partnered with Project Oak Tree and the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces to help provide goods, transportation, and temporary housing for refugees after they are released from the local ICE detention centers. Our support will help provide meals, travel bags, and other needed resources to help the refugees as they make arrangements to travel to their final destinations.