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FYI: The following message was received from Praveena Balasundaram, Director of Program Resources, Communications, United Methodist Women
"While we are all encouraged to pray for our missionaries, I would suggest you email the missionary first before sending out a mail; during this time, we have heard that some countries are not accepting mail from the US."

Prayer Calendar

WEEK 17 - Sunday, APRIL 18, 2021 to Saturday, APRIL 24, 2021


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SUNDAY, April 18

Mission Focus: Holding Institute Community Center, Laredo, Texas
Supporting communities with physical, behavioral, spiritual, social, cultural and educational initiatives.

Birthdays:

Serna Samuel - Regional Missionary
P O Box 1266
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
sernalizsamuel@gmail.com
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MONDAY, April 19

Mission Focus: United States. Amarillo Wesley Community Center (AWCC).
Purchasing a new afterschool program van, which will provide transportation to students.

Birthdays:

Rosa Linda Guadarrama - Deaconess,
2262 North First Avenue,
Upland, CA 91784
bhapy05@gmail.com

Kimberly King - Deaconess
144 Twining Rose Lane
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
kdking60@gmail.com

Juanita Rodriguez - Deaconess
67 South Hope Chapel Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
jrodriguez122@aol.com
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TUESDAY, April 20

Mission Focus: Hong Kong. Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW).
Providing multi-form welfare services to survivors of violence against women,
including developing peer support in migrant care centers and a campaign calling to change the
mandatory live-in policy to ensure suitable accommodations, especially for migrant domestic workers.

Birthdays:

Vickie Sigmon - Church and Community Worker
437 E. Sprague Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
vsigmon@umcmission.org

Chantilly Mers - Staff*
Transformational Experience Specialist
UMW Transformation
cmers@unitedmethodistwomen.org
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WEDNESDAY, April 21

Mission Focus: Scholarship Recipient Genoa Jean Taylor.
Scholarship to pursue an A.A. in religious studies at Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg,
South Carolina.

Birthdays:

Emma Samson - Deaconess
3509 Crofts Pride Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
emmasamson@vaumc.org
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THURSDAY, April 22

Mission Focus: Afghanistan. Community-Based Healthcare and Development of Afghanistan.
Transforming communities by increasing local capacity to meet basic needs, increase resilience,
and improve the quality of locals' lives.

Birthdays:

Karen Cheek - Deaconess
4354 East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road
Graham, NC 27253
karenr_cheek@unc.edu

Anthony Trueheart - Staff**
Videographer, Mission Engagement
elillevik@umcmission.org
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FRIDAY, April 23

Mission Focus: Kenya. AIDS Orphans and Community Health, Maua Hospital.
Providing food, tuition, uniforms, shoes and medical care for 1,600 children orphaned by AIDS.

Birthdays:

No Birthdays Listed Today
Pray for our Conference UMW Team as they prepare for Virtual Events
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SATURDAY, April 24

Mission Focus: Ruth M. Smith Center, Sheffield, Pennsylvania
Providing housing for impoverished and intellectually disabled adults, as well as a daycare.

Birthdays:

Allison Francesco - Deaconess
241 Steep Hill Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405
afrancesco@umcmission.org
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WEEK 18 - Sunday, APRIL 25, 2021 to Saturday, MAY 1, 2021


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SUNDAY, April 25

Mission Focus: Killingsworth. Columbia, South Carolina.
Supporting empowering and advocating for women recovering from various life crises within
a safe, nurturing, Christian environment.

Birthdays:

Soraya De Arco - Church and Community Worker
4424 Pond Meadows Court
Mason, OH 45040
smontano@umcmission.org

Ester Kim - Deaconess
10031 Milano Drive
Trinity, FL 34655
seaester@gmail.com

Ruth Jean Pierre - Deaconess
5210 SW 23rd Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
jeanpierreruth@yahoo.com

Abigail Reeth - Global Mission Fellows US-2 Missionary
3324 Fifth Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
areeth@umcmission.org
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MONDAY, April 26

Mission Focus: United States. Killingsworth.
Supporting bed bug removal and treatment.

Birthdays:

Christi Campos - Deaconess/Staff*
Executive for Development & Donor Relations
Office of the General Secretary
475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10115
ccampos@unitedmethodistwomen.org

Yvette Diaz - Deaconess
177 Bradford Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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TUESDAY, April 27

Mission Focus: Kenya. Operation Hope.
Supporting the Enhancing Access to Maternal Child Health Care through Advocacy (EAMCHA) Project.
Mobilizing communities and their leaders to ensure the right to the highest attainable standard of health,
including reproductive health and emergency treatment.

Birthdays:

Kenneth Koome Nkando - Missionary
Igreja Metodista Unida-Conferencia
Anul Do Leste De Angol
Rua Comandante Dangereux, 4 6 CX
Malanje, Postal No. 9
Angola
knkando@umcmission.org
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WEDNESDAY, April 28

Mission Focus: Scholarship Recipient Henry Baysah.
Scholarship to pursue a B.A. in computer science at Sikkim Manipal University in Ghana.

Birthdays:

No Birthdays Listed Today
Pray for Safe Re-openings of our churches.
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THURSDAY, April 29

Mission Focus: Cambodia. Street Children Ministry.
Creating educational opportunities for street children to improve their quality of life.

Birthdays:

No Birthdays Listed Today
Pray for your church's Youth Ministries
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FRIDAY, April 30

Mission Focus: Kenya. Living Hope High School.
Providing a Christian Education for orphaned and vulnerable children in the Central Bungoma.

Birthdays:

Sylvie Wa Nkulu - Global Mission Fellows International Missionary
Quartier Kalubwe
Lupungu Avenue, 1
Lubumbashi
Democratic Republic of Congo
swankulu@umcmission.org

Mary Lou Boice - Staff*
Executive Director, Mission Engagement
mboice@umcmission.org
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SATURDAY, May 1

Mission Focus: Scott's Run Settlement House, Pursglove, West Virginia.
Providing basic necessities for individuals, families and children in need.

Birthdays:

Mae Griner - Deaconess
2118 NE 15th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32609
mbgriner@att.net

Shirley Townsend-Jones - Church and Community Worker
6202 Gaddy's Mill Road
Maxton, NC 28364
sjones@umcmission.org

Tara Barnes - Staff*
Editor, response magazine, Operations, UMW
tbarnes@unitedmethodistwomen.org
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Addresses for Staff Members:

*475 Riverside Drive
15th Floor
New York, NY 10115

**458 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE—
Atlanta, GA 30308

 
Updated April 19, 2021