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REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
“My Grace is sufficient for you, for power is
made perfect in weakness. So I will boast
all the more gladly in my weakness, so that
the power of Christ may swell within me.”
—2 Corinthians 12:9
Dear People of Faith,
Boasting about our weaknesses may seem foolish in
today’s world. We are used to bragging about what we
can do, not what we can’t. We want people to know
about our accomplishments, not our failures.
But the apostle Paul saw life differently.
Paul learned to rely not on his own gifts or abilities, but
on the grace of God. Paul knew from experience that
his gifts, his strengths, even his mind, might fail him. He
understood that it was in his weakest moments that the
power of Jesus would shine most clearly in his life. The
less of himself people saw in Paul, the more they would
see Christ. So Paul rejoiced in his weaknesses, for it was
then that people saw the God who sustained him.
Today, the people of the Congo are relying on the
truth of this Scripture.
Wings of the Morning
, a vital
ministry of the North Katanga Conference of The
United Methodist Church, needs a new airplane. For
the people of North Katanga,
Wings of the Morning
is the life-blood of mission, bringing medical supplies,
pastors, missionaries, and Bibles to the interior of the
Congo.
Wings of the Morning
also flies the injured
and critically ill to hospitals in larger cities. Without this
plane, a lifeline of truth and mercy may be cut off.
But the people of North Katanga have hope. They
believe that God’s grace is more than sufficient for their
needs and that in a time of weakness the power of
Christ shines the brightest. We now have the incredible
opportunity of being an answer to the prayers of people
living an ocean away. By sharing the blessings God has
given us, we can raise the funds necessary to provide a
plane for this crucial ministry. Are you willing to be an
instrument of the all-sufficient grace of God?
I hope you will prayerfully consider joining me and the
people of The United Methodist Church as we support
a ministry that will bless people not only today, but for
generations to come.
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace
of God, serve one another with whatever
gift each of you have received.”
—1 Peter 4:10
Your Servant in Christ,
Chris Spielman
Honorary Campaign Chair and member of
Trinity United Methodist Church
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2011 Annual Report
2011 MAJOR AREAS OF FUNDING: WINGS OF THE MORNING