Each year our South Georgia Conference receives contributions during their annual meeting for a special mission. For the third year, we will be directing this offering to assist the North Katanga United Methodists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their Kamina Orphanage and their Wings of the Morning Aviation ministry. The mission partnership began when a team of six South Georgia United Methodists traveled to the North Katanga Annual Conference.

Since 1997, Kamina Orphanage has helped thousands of children, orphaned by disease, violence, and poverty, have hope and a future. South Georgia’s support of the orphanage will help provide children with meals, healthcare, tuition, and care.

An aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church in North Katanga, Wings of the Morning is under the care and supervision of the General Board of Global Ministries. With little or no transportation infrastructure such as paved roads or a railway system, the Wings of the Morning airplane is a lifeline to the 6 million people of the Katanga province and provides vital services including: carrying life-giving pharmaceuticals and supplies to remote villages and towns; transporting critically ill patients to clinics and hospitals; providing transportation for pastors, missionaries; and volunteers; and delivering payroll and other supplies to villages, towns, and churches.

To be a part of this special offering from our conference, give to Pittman Park United Methodist Church with a designation for “North Katanga Ministries.”

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