Thursday, June 25, 2009

lindsey parr goes to the dominican republic

One of the four areas of ministry focus for the United Methodist Church over these four years (08-12) is to develop principled Christian leaders for the church and the world. I am blessed to serve a congregation that embraces this mandate: we had the experience of celebrating the graduations of three of our members from theological schools in May: Jamie and Holle Wollin, from Asbury Theological Seminary, and Stephanie Wilhoit, from Duke Divinity School. In addition, a mission team traveled to Haiti in May, our third team there since January, and of the twenty persons (who were involved in a school, an orphanage, a clinic, a microcredit and a local church), eleven were between the ages of twenty and thirty, and thirteen were younger than 35!

I want you to know about Lindsey Parr, another of our members, who will be served in the next year in the Dominican Republic with the DREAM project. You can learn more about her here. Lindsey is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has sensed a call to serve children in the Dominican Republic (she has served previously there and in Haiti). I hope you will keep up with her experience at her blog, and include her in your prayers. I am convinced that she is on the way to becoming a principled Christian leader for the church and for the world.


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