March’s Mission Offering is One Great Hour of Sharing

March 8, 2018

Church News

One Great Hour of Sharing began in 1949 to help people to rebuild after World War II.  Since that time they have continued to address the needs of people who suffer the effects of conflict, disaster, and severe economic hardship in more than 100 countries including the US and Canada.  Eight Christian denominations participate in this effort to provide funds that are administered by Church World Service to spread Christ’s love throughout the world.

Although their projects have varied in the past 70 years, OGHS is currently working in three major areas.  They are helping communities to combat disease by education, helping them develop clean water sources and adequate sanitation facilities.  They are combating hunger that is caused by natural disaster, displacement, and drought by supplying food in the short term as well as providing seeds and instruction to help people grow their own crops. OGHS is helping to provide funds to empower and educate people in areas that range from providing ‘clean up’ buckets to hurricane survivors in Houston to teaching Cambodians how to raise chickens and establish a community rice bank.

One  Great Hour of Sharing is St. Paul’s Stewardship partner for March.  Please be part of the solution and give what you can.


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