Three people from CCMA will be participating in a Spiritual People-to-People Pilgrimage to Chiapas, Mexico April 17-26. Regional Minister Larry Colvin; Kathryn Wilson, Mission/Outreach Minister at South Joplin Christian Church; and Tim Carson, Senior Minister at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, will be visiting our mission partners and sharing with Mission Co-Worker Elena Huegel. In addition, time will be spent sharing culturally different times of worship and prayer as they relate with indigenous persons, as well as immigrants and refugees from Central and South America.
A link from Chiapas will be part of the mission sharing at the CCMA Regional Assembly in Hannibal on day 2 of the April 20-21 event.
Parts of Chiapas were devastated last year by a series of earthquakes, and the team will join those who have lost homes and loved ones. In 2017 a challenge was made to Disciples Women of CCMA to contribute $4,000 for the purchase of relief kits for immigrants and refugees. Later CCMA DW adopted the Global Ministries' request to redirect those funds to the Roots in the Ruins relief effort. Now, because of the severe need of assistance by victims as earthquakes continue to strike, we are again inviting donations to purchase the relief kits.
Although the original challenge was for Disciples Women, anyone who wishes may contribute to the purchase of kits. A check made out to CCMA and noted for Chiapas Kits may be sent to CCMA at 475 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Please send no later than April 2. The money will be sent to Global Ministries for the purchase of kits. As with all designated gifts to Global Ministries, 100% of the gift will be used as designated.
Story by Rev. Dr. Larry Colvin.