Global Missions Fair

A big THANK YOU to all who generously contributed to the 2017 Global Missions Fair in October. All the projects received helpful contributions! We are excited to share that $22,679 were received through this year’s global missions fundraiser. Thank you!

Grace Mills River will be sending these amounts out soon:

  • $1300 to Honduras Fountain of Life, equal to tuition/room&board for 3 students and backback/supplies for 10
  • $1800 to Isingoma’s New Life primary school in Hoima, Uganda, equal to tuition for 12 students and supplies for 12
  • $1900 to Christ School, Bundibugyo, equal to tuition/boarding/supplies for 3 students and supplies for 2 more
  • $3200 to KFNL equal to knickers and pads for 110 girls for a year
  • $2300 for the Hylton’s outgoing expenses - they leave for Prague on Nov. 7!
  • $1900 for Scott Rayl’s outgoing expenses to Nigeria, hopefully early 2018
  • $2200 to Chip&Meredith Jones for the Mapuche Missions House project
  • $3,718 is left for the “Where Most Needed” category, which will bring our Team Missions fund up to about $14,600.

This year, we’ve changed things up to offer opportunities for you to support a variety of special projects – at your choice – all connected to our missionaries in the field. Be in prayer about how you can make a difference to educate a child, Knickers for New Life, short-term trips, sending a missionary from Grace, and supporting our Grace Missionaries already serving globally.

Special Projects Supported by the 2017 Global Missions Fair

Educate a Child: Honduras Fountain of Life
Missionary: Yobani Alas

In Honduras, many children never get the opportunity to attend school because of the cost. The Honduras Fountain of Life school teaches over 400 students who attend grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students give what they can, but most can give very little. God has provided the buildings, but the challenge now is providing the money for the school to remain open.

Educate a Child: New Life Primary School
Missionaries: Edward and Christine Isingoma

New Life Primary School is located in Hoima, Uganda. It was started in 2008 with 27 pupils. A new school building was built in 2017 and enrollment is now 226 with classes from kindergarten through sixth grade. Most children attending are poor/orphaned, and under-resourced.

Educate a Child: Christ School Budibugyo
Missionary: Ann Kieser

Many children in Uganda have lost one or more parents to war or disease and have limited opportunities to escape poverty. They have no hope of secondary schooling as it is not free in Uganda. Christ School in Bundibugyo was founded by Serge with the goal to empower students with an education. In 2017, there are 320 students.

Give these amounts to provide for one child for one year:
$300 = tuition/room & board in Honduras
$40 = a backpack and supplies in Honduras
$120 = tuition in Hoima, Uganda
$30 = school supplies in Hoima, Uganda
$600 =tuition/boarding/supplies in Bundibugyo, Uganda
$50 = school supplies in Bundibugyo, Uganda

Knickers for New Life

KFNL’s work developed from obvious needs that are best addressed together. Our unique grouping of emptiable latrine construction, handwash stations/soap, knickers and MakaPads for girls, and KFNL Puberty Guides for boys and girls creates synergy to raise up schools. KFNL has strong relationships with each partner school and works together with them to improve health/hygiene, with special focus on what helps girls stay in school.
Come to a workshop – bring friends! Purchase our jewelry or H2H soap – 100% of net proceeds fund projects in Uganda. Charitable donations of any size are welcome!

$30 supplies a girl’s needs to stay in school one year.
$100 buys a handwash station with soap for a year
$7000 builds a 6 stall pit latrine

Short-Term Trips

The Mapuche are a group of indigenous people in Chile who have been relatively untouched and unaffected by modern Chilean Culture and the Catholic Church. In March, Chip Jones helped construct the new building that will house missionaries and future missions teams traveling to minister to the Mapuche. On our October, 2017 short-term trip, we are targeting to add plumbing and electricity to the structure and provide some finish to the building. You can help with any donation ranging from $10 to $1000.

Send a Missionary

JOEL & CINDY HYLTON are moving to Prague, Czech Republic in the next few months to serve with missions agency SERGE. Joel and Cindy lead the global Missionary Apprentice Program for SERGE and in addition will be starting up new church planting and outreach efforts in Prague. Donations of any amount will help pay for travel and moving costs, estimated at $4,000.

SCOTT RAYL is preparing to serve as an Arts Specialist with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Nigeria, West Africa, with a special emphasis on visual arts. He is currently completing training in World Arts and Linguistics in Dallas, TX. He will move to Nigeria early in 2018.Donations of any amount will help pay for travel and moving costs, estimated at $4,000.

Support Grace Missionaries

Your missionaries receive support from Grace, which covers about 10-15% of their total required needs. The majority of their support comes from private individuals who give support donations on an on-going basis. To become a long-term supporter, please drop by and pick up materials in the gallery hall to learn how.