10-Fold. 1 Click. Be Counted

October 1st, 2012

Are you looking for resources to help you make a difference in the world? This October, with a click of your mouse, you can become an advocate for mission! On October 1, 2012, 10-Fold returns for a month-long celebration of five exciting projects, each highlighted for a full week.

“One of the joys of my work is to meet people around the world who are engaged in mission,” said Thomas Kemper, who leads the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. He continued, “10-Fold gives everyone the opportunity to meet some of these people and interact with them online.”

Encourage friends and church members to visit 10-Fold.org weekly, for a project-focused multimedia experience that includes:

  • videos
  • chats
  • devotions
  • worship resources
  • and more.

Each visitor can trigger a US $1 donation to the week’s project, made by one of 10-Fold’s sponsors simply by clicking on the Be Counted button.

Week 1: UMCOR

The digital event will kick off on October 1 with a focus on disaster relief. Learn more about the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. Among other activities, volunteers will be invited to construct relief supply kits.

Week 2: Young People

Young people are not just the future of the church—they are changing the world today. Week Two of 10-Fold begins on October 8 and will introduce ways that young people can engage in mission. Young adult missionaries will share how they are making an impact in the communities they serve.

Week 3: Mission Initiatives

Beginning October 15, learn about how Mission Initiatives are introducing The United Methodist Church to countries from Asia to Latin America, and sharing the gospel through word and deed. By being an advocate for Mission Initiatives, you support growth in places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. Global Ministries is empowering young churches as they engage in works of piety and mercy.

Week 4: Missionaries

United Methodist missionaries are growing a global force for faith and hope in more than 60 countries, including the US. The week of October 22 tells the story of missionaries who come from many places and backgrounds to witness and serve around the world as congregational and leadership developers, pastors, educators, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors. On October 26, join in prayer and celebration, as new missionaries are commissioned during a service that will be webcast live.

Week 5: Fair Trade

Who benefits when you purchase fairly traded products? Beginning October 29, learn how you support just and sustainable economies by choosing to buy Fair-Trade items. UMCOR connects consumers with Fair Trade-certified companies and other socially responsible businesses. Some businesses exploit their workers, and entire communities become trapped in vicious cycles of poverty. Fair wages allow farmers and artisans to feed their families, send their children to school, gain access to healthcare, and much more.

10-Fold gives you the opportunity and flexibility to learn more about the projects that stir your heart. It offers tools to share stories of mission and resources for you to change the world. So mark your calendar, invite your friends, and join us this October as we engage in mission and ministry together at 10-Fold.org.

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