|Casa Emanuel Special Offering - July 16|
|A special offering to support the Casa Emanuel Orphanage in Brad, Romania, will be received this Sunday, July 16, at all three Celebrations of Worship. |
Casa Emanuel is the orphanage that Rich Pinkerton, Tara Thompson, several student handbell ringers and adults visited just last month to conduct handbell workshops as well as lead a VBS for the children.
Southminster has been in relationship with Casa Emanuel since Rich began working with their ringers and children in 2014. The Ringers Mission Tour of 2016 began with three days and nights at Casa Emanuel where several of our Southminster Ringers fell in love with the children.
One of our ringers, responding to the orphanage's current debt of $7,000.00 because of the loss of their main source of funding, wrote a proposal to the Mission Outreach Committee. The proposal requested a donation be sent to help Casa Emanuel eliminate this debt while a more sustainable plan is put in place. In addition, they are also under the deadline of having to pay off their outstanding debts by August 2017, in order to continue receiving some Romanian government subsidies.
Mission Outreach has agreed to donate $3,000.00 and is now asking the congregation to help with a matching amount through this special offering.
We hope you will give generously.
|Posted: July 10, 2017|