Angel House Orphanage & Secondary School
Grassroots is a non-profit organization based out of New Carlisle, Ohio. We are a group of people whose mission is to alleviate suffering and break the cycle of poverty for orphaned and abandoned children . Through a hands-on, community based approach, relationships are built and problems are defined and solved utilizing resources from the local community and the United States. The strength of the organization is the teamwork of the Tanzanians, the volunteer missionaries, and the board of trustees in the U.S.A.
If you would like more information on the work at the orphanages, see http://grassrootsangelhouse.org or like their Facebook Page.
Update on Rachel Hitt
Rachel has finished her time in Thailand and is now in Cambodia. She is excited about the opportunities. Love and laughter are universal. She has been able to teach school, live on instant noodles and PB sandwiches, bathe in hot springs, and awoken by a crocodile. The journey continues. Please continue to be in prayer for her. To read her updates please see Pastor Jimmy. There are guidelines to follow if you want to contact her. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will set you up.
Our United Methodist Men are touching the lives of hungry children by loading more than 40 backpacks with food each week for Hamilton Independent School District students. The school identifies students who would be without food over the weekend, when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. The Tarrant County Food Bank supplies non-perishable food, but a local organization must agree to sponsor the program and fill the backpacks. Our UMM has agreed to serve as sponsor. The men fill the backpacks at their breakfast meeting each Thursday and deliver them to the school, where Robin Anglin, teacher and FUMC member, receives them. The children return the backpacks to be loaded again. The United Methodist Men meet at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and welcome other men to join them.
Capital Improvement Fund
The Finance Committee has established a Capital Improvement Fund, which will grow to be ready for repairs and improvements on the church building and grounds, as needed. Unfortunately, this fund is still being established, and we must already tap
this resource and more to put a new roof on the Education Bldg. (The building leaked badly during the recent rains.) If you would like to contribute to this fund, send your donation to the church office and mark it “Capital Improvement.” Thank you for your commitment to our church.