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The Petition is adopted as amended as follows:
  
Insert section titled:  Proposed Program and Support Budget for 2009-2012 on page 1051 before the sub title:  "A Time to Reap".
  
PROPOSED PROGRAM AND SUPPORT BUDGET FOR 2009-2012
Quadrennial Request
The Committee requests that the 2008 General Conference approve the proposed budget for the implementation of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries during the 2009-2012 quadrennial to be allocated to the general program boards in consultation with the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
  
The funds allocated to the agencies through the National Plan, except those designated for the office of the coordinator of the National Plan and the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries shall be used for the program initiatives to strengthen and support local church and annual conference ministries with Hispanic/Latino peoples according to the priorities and criteria of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
  
In order to fulfill the function of the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries, an office of the National Plan shall be continued with one full-time unencumbered executive staff person (and additional staff as needed), administratively placed within the General Board of Global Ministries under the direction of the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries.  The executive is selected by the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries in consultation with the personnel policies of the General Board of Global Ministries.
  
A portion of the program initiatives outlined in the National Plan shall be funded through the budgets of the various general agencies and governing bodies of the United Methodist Church, including local congregations, annual conferences, and others.  Contributions and full participation by all are essential to the implementation of the National Plan.  The following quadrennial budget reflects the major program initiatives of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry for the 2009-2012 quadrennial.  All funds allocated through the National Plan shall be designated as separate line items within the general agencies.
  
We recommend that these funds be allocated to the general program boards according to the responsibilities assigned to each, with final allocation to be determined by the National Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries in consultation with the General Council on Finance and Administration, approximately as shown below.

Daily Christian Advocate, Volume 2, Section 2, p #1050
  
Insert "and Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico" on page 1050, paragraph 3 and third bullet  "After ... the Rio Grande Conference.."