On Aug. 12, young adults who have answered God’s call on their life were commissioned by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries as US-2s and mission interns. The 29 missionaries are between the ages of 20 and 30, they come from eight countries, rural towns and big cities, and different socio-economic backgrounds. They will be sent to serve for two years with organizations around the world, sharing God’s love through acts of mercy and piety.
Among those is North Georgia United Methodist James Tripp, a young adult from Fayetteville. He will serve with Restoration Generation, an organization working to recruit, equip and engage young people in the Hurricane Sandy recovery process in the Northeast United States. Restoration Generation seeks to engage in the physical restoration of the region, and as a result promote spiritual restoration, connection, community and hope.
The theme of the commissioning service was “Connecting is Mission; Mission is Connecting.” Bishop John Schol of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference preached at the service in Interchurch Center Chapel in New York. Follow @umcmissionGT on Twitter for training and commissioning updates.
Please keep Tripp and the other young adults in prayer along with the communities they will serve. Financial support can be made through the Advance #13105z.
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