VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/17/12)—At the Mission Center yesterday, Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), presented a $10,000 check for the Arizona Hopi Mission Project to Lucky Ray, president of American Baptist Men-USA (ABMen-USA).
“The ABMen-USA Ministry Team greatly appreciates the support of ABHMS,” said Ray. “Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and financial gifts. The generous funding you have provided not only allows us to do the physical tasks of disaster relief ministry, but also to minister to the spiritual needs of so many who are broken and lost. We look forward to an active and productive partnership with ABHMS during the project and future missions with our Men’s Ministry, being the hands and feet of Christ, as we have been called to be.”
The multi-week project to begin on June 18 will build new capacity for ministry on the Hopi Reservation. Volunteers are needed for jobs that include the following: electrical work, ventilation repair, drain system installation, and wheelchair ramp completion, all at Sunlight Mission Church, Second Mesa, Ariz.; water tank removal and placement of holding tank and filtration system in the pump house; window replacement, septic system repair and building construction at the community center; floor and septic system repair at the parsonage; razing of shed; and maintenance at Hopi Mission School.
To thank ABHMS for its contribution and partnership, ABMen-USA presented ABHMS with an engraved plaque. Among those in attendance at the presentation were Jack Cobb and Dave Cross, both of ABMen-USA.
For more information about the mission and to register as a volunteer, visit the ABMen-USA’s website at www.abmen.org. To donate, go to the home page of ABHMS’ website at www.abhms.org and click the “GIVE NOW” button.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.