Friday, September 16, 2016

UMSF: Thank You for the Ministries We Share


 Gift of Life

Remember Taste of India, our 2013 fundraising program to support heart surgeries for children in India? You went the extra mile in giving and these blessings keep inspiring and changing lives.
Thanks to surgeons who donated their time and service, and your continued financial contributions, Dr. Harindi Bedi, head of CTVS of Ludhiana Medical College and Hospital, reported that 30 children to date have now had the holes in their hearts repaired so that they can lead normal lives.
Thank God for the connection we have in this ministry entitled Gift of Life. Thank you for supporting a mission vital to those we may never meet, but we still are able to love as our neighbors.
Ludhiana’s thirtieth Gift of Life Patient: 10-month-old Yuvraj (pictured above) had a congenital heart condition that caused him to suffer recurrent chest infections. He weighs the same as a three-month-old. His parents couldn’t afford treatment without the help from Gift of Life. Since the surgery, he has started gaining weight and grows stronger every day.
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The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation would like to express a special thank you to Rev. Dr. Ed Zeiders, who is not only a dedicated Christian leader, but a passionate advocate for stewardship as part of disciple making. We are grateful he is walking beside us doing New Consecration Sundays, capital campaigns, visioning, and so much more. We celebrate his tireless work and insightful contributions. Even though he is a “retired” pastor from St. Paul’s UMC State College, and a former president of United Theological Seminary, he has found more ways to serve the larger church with us, with Dimensions4 Coaching and Consulting, and with his Child Advocacy leadership. Thank you!
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Thank you to our new members, the Class of 2019, for your willingness to serve.


Thank you to our leadership, the UMSF Board of Directors.
We welcome our new members as well as our returning team of directors to their elected positions. The group is pictured above at our July 13 meeting, planning for the second half of the year. We look forward to all they will bring in our ministry to serve our churches and organizations throughout our conference and beyond.
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Thank you to Jody Robinson, our new account manager at United Methodist Stewardship Foundation who replaced Bonnie Young when she retired in June. 
Jody, the former director of Discovery Place at the Conference office, is helping us in the growing responsibilities and services of our foundation’s work. She will be training her replacement in order to leave in October, and we wish to thank her for stepping in to help us with this transition time in our organization.







“Our mission is to serve God and the Church by promoting Christian Stewardship in the effective management of all gifts to the glory of Jesus Christ.”

United Methodist Stewardship Foundation

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