Petition 80494

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Encounter with Christ Permanent Fund - Latin America and the Caribbean (80494-GM-NonDis)

MARCHA petitions The United Methodist Church to continue to support the Encounter with Christ Permanent Fund, a designated giving channel providing a special means for current and deferred giving on behalf of mission partnership with the Methodist Churches of Latin America and the Caribbean.  (025100 of the General Board of Global Ministries)

Rationale

Interest monies from the Encounter with Christ Permanent Fund has provided partnership funding for twenty-four mission outreach initiatives in fourteen churches of the Latin America/Caribbean region during the last two years. Many of these colleague churches are being led to make costly new commitments in order to strengthen their solidarity...