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MONTHLY MISSION EFFORT

OCTOBER MISSIONS PROJECT:

ALAIN ROCOURT ENDOWMENT FUND

The Missions Ministry Team has selected the ALAIN ROCOURT ENDOWMENT FUND for our October project. This Endowment is in honor and memory of Rev. Alain Rocourt, the first native Haitian to graduate from seminary and be fully ordained by the Methodist Church of England. It was at his urging that the Methodist Church of Haiti began to establish schools in 1984.

For many years, Haiti has been ranked as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. The church offers a better future for the children of Haiti through increasing the level of general education from 65% of the population that is illiterate to the 42% of school-age children who are unable to attend school.

This Endowment exists to support about 100 Methodist schools in Haiti, training and pay for teachers, funding for children's tuition, and feeding pupils who would otherwise go hungry. The church seeks to begin educating children as early as possible, so kindergarten may begin as early as age 3.

If you would like to help children get on with their education in Haiti, donate to the October Missions Project and please make out your check to Wesley UMC with Haiti Endowment on the memo line or click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. Thank you very much for your support.

The Missions Ministry Team

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