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At this time of year the Christmas catalogues arrive in the mail or with the newspaper that capture the attention of both young and old. Kids say, “I wish I had….(name of toy, book, electronic gadget, etc.) and most likely attentive parents are noting this wish list.
Below is a current wish list for the Iowa Nigeria Partnership:
Supplies for a school child or an adult taking literacy class $2
A Hausa Bible for a literacy graduate $8
A one month stipend for a UMC teacher $20
Purchase of fingerlings for the agricultural program $35
Provide a micro loan to an EmpowHer woman $65
Offer a village woman tuition support to attend the Women’s Training Center $90
Stock the medicine shelf at one of the church clinics $110
Purchase a treadle sewing machine $125
Give one free eye surgery at the June UMC Eye Camp $150
Assist a seminary student with tuition support to attend BTS Seminary $300
Enable the North Conference Internet/Computer School to purchase a new computer $600
Purchase a solar refrigerator for the mobile medical clinics $1,500
Repair a seminary staff house at Banyam Theological Seminary $3,000
When you find yourself at a loss for what to get someone for Christmas, consider picking a gift from the wish list and give a gift in their name. Perhaps your Sunday school class, UMM or UMW’s group would share in making wishes come true. Maybe surprise our bishop, your district superintendent or pastor with a gift in their honor. Have fun picking out something to support from this wish list.
For more information contact Beverly Nolte at 515.266.4186.