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Mission Challenge donations triple the goal

Posted: July 21 2021 at 09:34 AM
Author: Larry Dunlap-Berg


Wow! After driving more than 600 miles in two days to pick up over 14,400 pounds of the most-needed items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), driver Ramon Ortiz, MMDC’s Operations Assistant, turned around and picked up another truckload of medical equipment! Isn’t it amazing what we can accomplish when we have a common vision, share our stories about serving in mission and unite in working together?

The Conference Board of Global Ministries is grateful for the dedication, enthusiasm and energy the MMDC staff brings during our annual conference Fill-the-Truck Mission Challenge each year. We are fortunate and thank them for our partnership to share God’s love and compassion through missional outreach with those in need, locally and globally.

In addition, we offer a special thank you to the churches in each district that served as the 16 collection sites, to the staff members and volunteers at those sites who went the “extra mile” to make everything work, and to everyone who participated by donating items to nearly triple our goal for this year’s challenge.

Just one example, Rochelle UMC reported that their area collected more than 12 boxes/bags, medical supplies (including wheelchair, walkers, and a bath chair), fabric, sewing machines, and much more.

Watch below a special thank you message from Midwest Mission.

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