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Let your light shine

by | Oct 6, 2016 | Volunteers in Mission

By Lorraine and Mike Eyer, DSC United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinators

Have you or your congregation participated in mission trips in the past year? What about your youth? Hopefully, your congregation has had occasion to celebrate those events, perhaps in a public recognition video, slide show, or mission moment during worship service. Sharing experiences and photographs of your mission activities allow participants and the congregation to celebrate the spirit and activity of the trip. Financial and spiritual supporters are much more likely to continue supporting those missional efforts if they have an opportunity to see how their giving has impacted others.

Even more so, it also allows the congregation to build excitement, enthusiasm, and expectation for future mission involvements.

Other congregations in the Desert Southwest Conference also benefit from seeing the pictures and hearing the stories. You are encouraged to:

  • Send stories and photos to the DSC Communications office (cdillabough@dscumc.org) for publication.
  • Send photos and stories to the DSC UMVIM coordinators, Lorraine and Mike Eyer (clnmwe@gmail.com). so that photos and stories can be included in slide shows and presentations promoting mission activities throughout the Conference.

Don’t Keep It To Yourself!

Consider publicizing and promoting future trips through the Conference so that individuals have more choices for participation. Did you know that some congregations are not able to offer ambitious trips? Share your mission trip information and open up participation to others outside of your church.

Make Don’t Keep It To Yourself! your mission theme for the next year.

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