May Mission – Mother’s Day Haiti Solar Oven Project Sundays through May 8
The Haiti Solar Oven Project is a teaching/training program that distributes solar ovens in Haiti. Recipients receive training on solar cooking, baking, water pasteurization and environmental awareness. This organization’s endeavors to place solar cookers in the hands of the poor in deforested lands by partnering with indigenous church and relief organizations, to help alleviate human suffering and environmental destruction, following the United Methodist Volunteers In Mission motto of Christian Love In Action!
The use of solar ovens reduces systemic problems of hunger, poverty, and environmental destruction caused by deforestation in Haiti. There was and remains an extreme shortage of increasingly expensive wood and charcoal as the primary commodity for cooking fuel. Solar Ovens will relieve the under nutrition of children in the poverty-stricken nation of Haiti.
To “purchase” your $15 solar cooker gift card or to obtain more information, please visit the Missions table after worship each Sunday through May 8 which is Mother’s Day. With each purchase you will receive a special card acknowledging your charitable gift. Mission offerings received during May will also be directed to this mission opportunity.