Sunday February 22nd
Immediately Following The 11am Worship Service
Let Us Serve You
Hillsville First United Methodist Church Youth Group
We’re planning a mission trip for July 27th through August 3rd 2009. We are going to Piedras Negras Mexico. We are in the initial planning stages. It looks like plane tickets will cost around $330.00 Round Trip.
There will be other cost involved, approximately $700.00 total.
If you are interested in going let me know ASAP.
All people going on the trip will be required to help in fund raising events to raise the needed funds for everyone going on the trip. This way the total out of pocket expenses will be minimal.
Passports are REQUIRED
Piedras Negras is a city and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It stands at the northeastern edge of Coahuila on the U.S.-Mexico border, across the Río Bravo (Rio Grande) from Eagle Pass in the U.S. state of Texas. In the 2005 census the city Piedras Negras had a population of 142,011 people, which accounted for 98.6 percent of its municipality’s total population of 143,915. The municipality’s area is relatively small, but does include some outlying minor localities not located inside the city limits. The Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras area is connected by the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge, Camino Real International Bridge, and the Eagle Pass Union Pacific International Railroad Bridge.
In Spanish Piedras Negrastranslates to “black rocks” – a reference to the coal deposits that exist in the area. Across the river, coal was formerly mined on the US side at Dolchburg, near Eagle Pass. This mine closed around 1905, after a fire. Mexico currently operates two large coal-fired power plants named “José López Portillo” and “Carbón 2″ located 30 miles (48 km) south of Piedras Negras.
In a Fox news report this morning I learned that 598,000 Jobs were lost in The United States in January. Wow!
Where do you think we are headed as a Country? Where do you think we are headed as the Church?
One of the areas of focus for The United Methodist Church for the immediate future is to be in ministry with the poor. Now, make sure that you read that right, we are to be in ministry with the poor. This is a big difference from being in ministry to the poor, we do a pretty good job of that.
With the jobless rate climbing at all time highs the poor that we have to work with is going to grow fast. How do we do ministry with the poor? I want to hear from you.
Betsy King is the latest to start a new blog and her address is http://gloriousunveiledfaces.wordpress.com/
Donna Godwin now has a blog called Art n Stuff http://godw1nz.wordpress.com/
Jacob Singleton has dirtyfeetand 1lostsheep http://dirtyfeetand1lostsheep.wordpress.com/
Tyler Carpenter has a great blog @ http://www.tylercarpenter.blogspot.com/
Jason Smith has a technology blog @ http://jesmith127.wordpress.com/
I look forward to every time one of these folks post a new blog. I believe it is fruit that God is allowing us to see and enjoy in the ministry to which He has called us.
I hope there will be more that catch the vision of sharing what God is placing on your heart, things that others need to hear and see.
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