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Mississippi United Methodist Choctaw Mission

Mississippi United Methodist Choctaw Mission

Advance #761544

#761544 - Progressing towards health and wholeness and developing Choctaw leadership

Annual Goal:$15,000.00
YTD Gifts:$2,661.68
Location:Neshoba County United States North America
Partner:The UMC, Mississippi Annual Conference

Background/History

The United Methodist Choctaw Mission started as an evangelical project to indigenous peoples in Mississippi. Ministry emphasis has been varied throughout the years. Flexibility and innovation have been essential in the mission's long service to the Choctaw people. Presently, the mission is engaged in children and youth leadership development, demonstrating unconditional generosity in the community, offering a unique retreat setting for visiting volunteers, and equipping disciples for their journey to an abundant life in Christ. The mission operates in three worship fellowships on the reservation: Great Spirit UMC in Bok Cito, John Memorial UMC in Red Water, and Green Hill UMC in the Pearl River community.

Goals & Objectives

Provide a youth leadership development camp in May 2012. Double the size of kitchen and dining facilities by October 2012. Provide Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast, and Wednesday dinner for 50 children during the school year.

Activities Plan

Grant secured for sewer work in new kitchen. Volunteers will finish construction work. Grant secured for some of HVAC in new kitchen/dining area. Grant secured for weekend meals. God provided a volunteer cook who used to work on an oil rig. Seeking grant for leadership camp. Camp director has committed to lead.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$15,000.00
Local Financial Support
$5,000.00
MS Annual Conference
$50,000.00
Church Contributions
$8,500.00
United Methodist Women
$2,500.00
VIM Teams
$25,000.00
Meridian District
$3,000.00
Other Resources/Grants
$5,000.00
Green Hill UMC
$3,000.00
John Memorial UMC
$2,100.00
Great Spirit UMC
$900.00
$120,000.00

Expense

Program Liturature/Supplies/Equipment
$17,000.00
Children & Youth
$30,000.00
Camps/Enrichment
$12,000.00
Transportation & Travel
$14,000.00
Leadership Development
$15,000.00
Promotion & Publicity
$5,000.00
Program Coordinator
$17,000.00
Workshops & Seminars
$10,000.00
$120,000.00

Project Contact

Patricia Battle
(601) 527-3734

Global Ministries Contact

Glen E. Kernell
(212) 870-3590