Habitat for Humanity-Omahais the PCM Mission Partner for June. PCM will be participating in building a house again this year as part of the Carpenters Crew Faith Coalition. Our house location this year is at 4116 N. 21st St. in Omaha. We also know the family who will be buying our house. They are Nay Shaw and Sha Wah. They have four daughters and are excited to become homeowners. They are a Karen refugee family from Myanmar (see photo). This year’s build will start on August 15th. The Carpenters Crew is going to organize this year’s build a little differently. We are going to work mostly on Saturdays with a few Friday work days in the early build season. During June at PCM, look for various opportunities to help with the build. We will be asking for donations towards PCM’s financial pledge for the house. We will be signing up workers to help on the various build days during the fall. We will be recruiting food providers to help provide breakfast and lunch for the work crews on one or two of the build days. And finally, we are asking for your continued prayers for the work crews, the new homeowners, and the Habitat organization. Thank you in advance for your support.
As I’m typing this, it’s actually the middle of December. Your Mission Committee spent a large part of the last meeting of the calendar year talking about where to send the funds remaining in our budget. The annual report (which will be available at the congregational meeting) will have a complete picture of our fiscal year, but I’d like to give you a thumbnail of who received donations in December. Local mission recipients included the Omaha Seminary Foundation, Covenant Network, Crossroads Prison Ministry and the folks who drive the bus for Crossroads, ACE Puppets, and immigrant families with children in Margo Forsythe’s classes. World mission recipients were Aqua Africa, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Project Homecoming and Los Chavalitos.