Sunday, September 20, 2009

Run to send Alice Ward on a Peace Mission to India

I rode my mare, Twig 8 miles with a group of runners on foot yesterday and had a wonderful day.

Hurlbut Church's Paul Womack and friends ran from Chautauqua to Panama (NY) on Sept. 19. You can still make a pledge and support Alice Ward's Mission of Peace trip to India.

The Mission of Peace is a yearly journey of
discovery and Shalom (peace) to nations in our
global community sponsored by the Northeast
Jurisdictional Council on Youth Ministries of the
United Methodist Church. This year's MOP is to India.
I, Alice Ward, have been chosen as one of four youth
from the Western New York Conference of the United
Methodist Church to go and share in this journey this
coming winter.
The MOP is a life changing experience! It is a journey which leads each participant to discover God's
Spirit at work in the world. It is an experience of God's extended family. It is a journey of discovering
God's Shalom. It is primarily a people to people experience in which we learn from our hosts how they
live as disciples of Jesus Christ in their country. It is a mission which has brought us closer to God's hoped
for community where all are sisters and brothers.

Each youth who journeys on the Mission of Peace is expected to share their experience at least five
times upon their return. I am looking forward to telling my story of Shalom.

Each year the Youth who represent the Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the
Northeastern Jurisdiction must raise the money which supports their MOP. In the spirit of Shalom, the
Jurisdictional and Conference Councils on Youth Ministries humbly ask churches and individuals for
prayerful consideration of a monetary gift to the MOP

Alice Ward MOP Fund
C/O Hurlbut Community Church
PO Box 33
Chautauqua NY 14722

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