Find out more about this year’s special offering recipients through this minute for mission by John Wells:
The One Great Hour of Sharing special offering (OGHS) is devoted to support the Honduras Mission Team (HMT) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). One of four special offerings, OGHS has traditionally focused on sharing God’s love with our neighbors; which comes in the form of disaster assistance, providing food to the hungry, and empowering the poor and oppressed.
The Honduras Mission trip will be September 2-9, and the team will consist of 20-25 members. Doctors will focus on providing important medical care to residents of small outlying villages as well as support the team at New Hope Clinic in San Francisco, Honduras, www.ffim.org. Dental services will be provided to folks who don’t ordinarily receive care. Your contributions through OGHS assure Wellness Screenings, OBGYN screenings and Pap Smear readings as well as follow-up care. Your donations will provide medical supplies, gloves and hospital gowns for the clinic, and reading glasses and health kits for villagers.
In addition, community clinics will also be held in schools to teach dental hygiene and will take pictures of every child in each school to take home with them. Last trip over 1,000 children received a framed picture that they decorated. This is often the only picture they have of themselves. Please support our boots on the ground in Honduras as we show our love for the world.
Half of your donations will also support PDA’s vision to “bring hope out of chaos.” Your Witness and Service Committee chose to support PDA for its recent mandate to aid refugees and displaced persons. We are called to love and serve strangers. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10. PDA is portal to a broad spectrum of services our hurting world needs. You can explore their work at pda.pcusa.org.
OGHS launches April 2, 2017 and runs through Easter. Please consider a generous gift using the special offering envelopes. Thank you.