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Bishops Appeal


2020 Special Offering

The Global Mission Secondary School with The United Methodist Church in Tanzania is the recipient of this year's Bishop's Appeal offering at the 2020 Annual Conference. The project is under the direction of NIC Elder and Global Missionary Rev. Young Seon (Christina) Kim. The school has been her vision and dream to give boys and girls in Tanzania the opportunity of an education.

Click the video below to hear Rev. Kim give an update on the construction progress and her invitation for churches to be part of this exciting project.

Donations will help complete the second phase of construction on the co-ed boarding school for children ages 13-18. Fundraise in your congregation and bring your offering to Annual Conference from June 7-9, 2020.

***Update from Rev. Young Seon (Christina) Kim***

Christina Kim (NIC Missionary to Tanzania) Christina seeks prayers for the country of Tanzania. The government confirmed its first case of coronavirus on March 19. Schools are closed for 30 days. Tanzania has no healthcare system or health workers to deal with this pandemic. If the virus spreads, it will be chaotic, and many will die without any medical treatment. Construction on the missionary school continues. Crews continue roofing work of Stage One and groundworks of Stage Two at the same time because a heavy rainy season is coming soon. Decisions will be made about the construction workers in the next few days. "Don’t worry about me. I am not panicked and have no fear. I have Peace and Hope in Christ. Let us pray together for God’s grace and mercy."  Words of encouragement may be sent to Christina at

Checks may be mailed to:
Northern Illinois Conference
PO Box 5646
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5646​
Put "Bishop's Appeal" in the memo line.

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